A very eerier trailer for The Wicker Tree has surfaced today. Basically a reimaging of Robin Hardy’s “The Wicker Man,” the film follows two missionaries as they travel to Scotland to spread the word of Jesus Christ to the locals. Little do they realize the pagan townsfolk have been humoring them and really have other plans for their two guests. There’s a fair amount of religious imagery in use throughout the trailer that is kept together well by a haunting gospel song. Take a look and listen now.
The Wicker Tree stars Graham McTavish, Jacqueline Leonard, Henry Garrett, Honeysuckle Weeks, Clive Russell and Christopher Lee.
The Wicker Tree sacrifices US theaters on January 27, 2012.