Wicker Man Helmer Robin Hardy Has Died

Filmmaker Robin Hardy, best known for directing the original “The Wicker Man,” has died at the age of 86. Hardy passed on Friday with his wife confirming the news in a Facebook post.

Hardy made his feature film directorial debut on the 1973 horror mystery about a sergeant named Howie (Edward Woodward) who goes to the fictional island Summerisle to search for a missing girl.

Hardy would go on to helm 1986’s “The Fantasist,” pen the screenplay for the 1989 mystery “Forbidden Sun” and to write and direct the follow-up with 2011’s “The Wicker Tree” . Source: Variety