The Wicker Tree trailer

The Wicker Tree trailer

In 1973, Robin Hardy created the cult classic The Wicker Man. It followed a police sergeant who was investigating the disappearance of two young girls on a remote island village but soon discovers that the villagers hold a much darker secret. The year 2006 saw a remake which featured Nic Cage and created a number of memes and this hilarious YouTube video.

Hardy is returning to his Wicker idea with the new horror film The Wicker Tree. This one follows young Christians Beth and Steve who leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland. Initially they meet abuse and hostility but when they enter Tressock they are welcomed with open arms. However, they soon find that Tressock holds some interesting rituals.

Christopher Lee, known for his role as Dracula in the Hammer films, returns in this new one. 

The Wicker Tree is due out on January 27, 2012.