It’s been well over a year since last we heard anything about the sequel to the original Wicker Man, now titled The Wicker Tree (formerly Cowboys for Christ), but apparently things are very much a go for the next chapter in the now series.
The Edinburgh News reports that Robin Hardy’s long delayed follow-up to The Wicker Man has finally gone into production. The Wicker Tree reunites the director with legendary actor Christopher Lee for a story “in the style of” the 1973 film. Keep in mind this is NOT a direct sequel, but it does explore similar themes.
The plot for the film goes something like this: Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, both Christian members of a no-sex-before-marriage pact they call ‘the silver ring thing’, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland. When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of the sinister Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts want to simply hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.
Look for more on this one soon. If the folks behind this have any sense of humor, the film would include a cameo by Nic Cage in full bear suit regalia!
Oh, and just for shits and giggles … dig on the video below which details the best parts from the insipid (yet hilarious) remake. Big thanks to DC reader Mykol Gantt for the heads-up!
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