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