January 17, 2012

Robin Hardy's The Wicker Tree - Trailer and Stills

Almost 40 years after writer/director Robin Hardy terrified viewers with The Wicker Man, not to be confused with the awful Nicolas Cage remake, he is back again with a companion movie, The Wicker Tree. 

Released by Anchor Bay Films, The Wicker Tree is set to hit theaters on January 27th and stars Graham McTavish and a returning Sir Christopher Lee. You can expect a review, here at The Lair, very soon indeed. In the meantime you can check out stills and the trailer below.

When two young missionaries (Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett) head to Scotland, they are initially charmed by their engaging baron Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish) and agree to become the local Queen of the May and Laddie for the annual Tressock town festival. But the couple is not prepared for the frightening consequences of their decision and the very disturbing secrets they are about to discover about Tressock’s seemingly friendly townspeople.

Written and directed by Robin Hardy as a companion piece to his 1973 classic cult thriller "The Wicker Man," THE WICKER TREE also features Jacqueline Leonard, Honeysuckle Weeks, and Clive Russell, with Christopher Lee, the star of Hardy's original film.  The film is also produced by Peter Snell, who returns as producer from the original, along with Peter Watson-Wood and Alastair Gourlay.

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