Friday, August 14, 2009

Two New Wicker Man Sequels?

Wow... just... wow.

Not connected with the truly awful remake from a couple of years ago, it turns out that octogenarian Robin Hardy, who was responsible for the original brilliant Christopher Lee version of The Wicker Man from 1973, is in the midst of making a sequel, called The Wicker Tree, and has plans for a third in the "pagan trilogy" called Twilight of the Gods (set in Iceland). A synopsis of the plot:

Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.
Awww, yeah.

I am a huge fan of the original film for a variety of reasons, and this article gives me all sorts of reasons to smile and hope that the new film(s) will live up to the original. The true original.

All the juicy details here.

A Bullet is Dodged

Zachary over at RPG Blog II reports live from the convention floor that the gaming setting that will be getting the 4E treatment in 2010 is Dark Sun.

Whew!

I was really fearing that WOTC would turn their maleficient eye once more towards Greyhawk, and screw it up the way they screwed up the Forgotten Realms. Well, there's always 2011.

In fact, I'm contemplating something, but it's still only the germ of an idea. Let's give it a little time to marinate.