Director Robin Hardy is using crowdfunding site Indiegogo to fund a third Wicker Man film

30 06 2015

The 85-year-old director is using crowdfunding to assemble a budget for a threequel, offering roles as extras and an exec producer credit.

The film, which he hopes to start shooting in October, will revolve around an “international entertainment company” that builds a theme park based on Norse mythology. The two lead characters will be “brought together in an unlikely relationship because of their mutual love for steampunk”. Plus the expected supernatural element and an ending “as horrific in its way, as the burning of The Wicker Man”.

The film has already cast Halla Williams, an Icelandic model who also hosted her country’s version of The X Factor.

The allocation of funds will see 30% towards a theme park structure, 30% towards steampunk props and 40% towards a Viking ship.

The Wicker Man was a surprise sleeper hit in 1973, after it was deemed unworthy of an independent release and attached as a supporting feature to Don’t Look Now. It ultimately became arguably the most acclaimed British horror film of all time and star Christopher Lee referred to it as the best film he’d ever made. It was disastrously remade by Neil LaBute in 2006 and was nominated for five Razzie awards.

Wickstarter ... Christopher Lee in the original Wicker Man, which might be getting a crowdfunded sequel.
Wickstarter … Christopher Lee in the original Wicker Man, which might be getting a crowdfunded sequel. Photograph: Allstar/British Lion/Studiocanal

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/01/robin-hardy-offers-part-in-third-wicker-man-film-for-5000

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