Robin Hardy introduces The Wicker Tree

Returning to some of the themes of his 1973 film The Wicker Man, director Robin Hardy's The Wicker Tree takes place in the fictional Scottish Borders town of Tressock, as paganism and Christianity meet head-on after the arrival of two young missionaries from America.

Whereas The Wicker Man was written by Anthony Shaffer, Hardy took on writing duties himself for The Wicker Tree, basing the script on his 2006 novel, Cowboys for Christ.

The new film may not be a direct sequel to 70s classic, but it does share many of the original's ideas and features a cameo appearance from Christopher Lee, who may or may not be Lord Summerisle from The Wicker Man.

In this interview, Hardy discusses his reasons for making The Wicker Tree as well as his plans for a third film in the "trilogy", The Wrath of the Gods.

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