Robin Hardy’s classic 1973 horror, The Wicker Man, is one of the best, and most unsettling horror films ever made. The sequel, The Wicker Tree, was pretty good too, and now Hardy has announced that a third and final film will start shooting this October.
The Wrath of the Gods will complete The Wicker Man trilogy, but Hardy needs your help to get it made. A crowdfunding campaign has been set up at IndieGogo, and if you so wish to donate in order to get the film made, then head on over to the campaign for all the details.
For now, here are some of the details on The Wrath of the Gods, which sounds great by the way!
Per the campaign:
The third and final film in this The Wicker Man trilogy, The Wrath of the Gods, that Robin Hardy plans will start shooting in October 2015, will be a worthy successor to the first two films. It has a title straight out of the composer Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, albeit Wagner called the last Opera in his “cycle” the Twilight of the Gods.
The Whimsey Company of Burbank California decide to create a theme park featuring the Norse Saga, a story of warring Gods and Giants and sly, scheming Elves. A group of intrepid Californians journey into their sub-arctic world completely unprepared to deal with the descendants of the warrior Vikings, a people who believe in the supernatural.
Whimsey CEO Herb Boden (James Mapes) and his son Ziggy (Christopher Leveaux) are led into this doomed enterprise by the lovely Bryn (Halla Williams), herself a Scandinavian who sings like an Angel. Her father, Oscar, chief of Police, tries to keep the peace between the Whimsey crowd and the resentful Vikings. He is diverted by the arrival of the beautiful Clarissa, who shares his passion for Steam Punk and is a kindred spirit..
Music, some of it Richard Wagner’s, some of it Blue Grass, Folk, Pop – even Barber Shop help move this tale of Gods frustrated and humans finding love in unlikely places. The film ends with a scene, as horrific in its way, as the burning of The Wicker Man.