'The Wicker Tree' trailer: Will this 'Wicker Man' semi-sequel burn bright or go up in flames?

wickertree.jpgImage Credit: Graeme HunterThere are many reasons to love the 1973 horror movie The Wicker Man — not all of them connected to the acres of flesh displayed by ’70s movie vixen and Bond girl Britt Ekland. Director Robin Hardy’s tale of a policeman’s search for a missing girl on a Scottish island boasts a terrific cast (Ekland, Edward Woodward, Ingrid Pitt, and an arguably never better Christopher Lee), an eerie atmosphere unlike that to be found in any other movie, and an unforgettable ending I have absolutely no intention of detailing here.

Predictably, a few years back Hollywood got around to producing a staggeringly stupid remake which starred Nicolas Cage. Now Robin Hardy himself has directed a sort-of companion piece to the original called The Wicker Tree. You can check out the trailer below, which certainly echoes many of the elements found in the original, including a fair amount of nudity.

Take a look at the (NSFW) trailer, and tell us what you think.

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  • SXiPPY

    You know, whether this is a sequel or not, I am glad it is in the hands of the original film’s director and not some hack looking to revive a decades old franchise. It makes a “companion piece” for more appreciated.

  • BP

    Wait…I can’t swear on the EW website but they post a preview with lots of naked people? (not that I’m complaining) Either way, it does look like a crazy follow-up to the great 70’s original-can’t wait!!!

  • Mr. Holloway

    Yes, but HOW’D IT GET BURNED?!?!?!

    • donna

      How’d it get, How’d It Get Burned, HOW’D IT GET BURNED!

      • Matt

        Step away from the bike! *punches woman while wearing bear suit*

  • Chris

    Step away from the bike!

  • Chris

    NOT THE BEES!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!! MY EYES!!! THEY’RE IN MY EYES!!!! AAAAAAHHHHH!!!

    Cage should have been forced to give back his Oscar after this one.

  • DRG

    Let’s hope they get it right this time. The original Wicker Man offered up an intriguing premise, but botched it with campy acting, cinematography that failed to make full use of the natural beauty of where it was filmed and laughable moments like the scene in which a group of women are supposed to be dancing around a fire nude when it is obvious they are wearing leotards. And oh yeah, the songs didn’t help.

    The Cage remake is however really dreadfully bad and should quickly be forgotten. Maybe the third time will be the charm.

    • DRG

      Uh-oh. Based solely on the trailer beware: OVER ACTING ALERT! OVER ACTING ALERT!

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