Interesting news coming out of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Despite taking decades for the pseudo-sequel for the 1973 classic The Wicker Man to get here, a third one will be arriving in a fraction of the time.
According to Bloody Disgusting Robin Hardy begins filming a third film in the franchise NEXT WEEK. That’s right … next friggin’ week! The flick is as of now untitled, but man, talk about moving fast!
In the 1973 The Wicker Man, a police sergeant is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
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 centers on 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’, who 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.
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