The company is already aiming for a 2012 release date in the U.S.
The film will co-star Graham McTavish. British actor Christopher Lee, who himself starred in the original 1973 Wicker Man film, will also be making an appearance in the planned sequel.
Anchor Bay’s Bill Clark said, “The original Wicker Man set a standard for literate horror cinema that is still unsurpassed.” He added, “Now with The Wicker Tree, we’re thrilled to present the follow-up of this haunting tale to a new generation.”
The movie will be directed by British director Robin Hardy, who also wrote the 2006 novel originally called Cowboy’s for Christ. The story centers on Beth, a young Texas pop star turned gospel singer. Beth and her cowboy boyfriend Steve are both devout evangelical Christians belonging to a church called “Cowboys for Christ”. The pair set off for Scotland where they embark on a mission endeavouring to spread the word of God to the people there.
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