“Cowboys for Christ,” writer/director Robin Hardy’s re-imagining of his own 70’s horror flick “The Wicker Man,” will begin filming September 10th in Scotland and Texas reports Moviehole.
Starring Christopher Lee and Faye Dunaway, the film tells of a Christian singing star and her chaste fiance, a Texas cowboy, who travel to Scotland for a music festival.
They soon learn the curtain-raiser is a smoke screen for a horrific pagan ritual of sacrifice and murder, and it’s uncertain if the power of the Americans’ Christian faith will be strong enough to survive the assault of the pagans.
The film’s story deliberately invokes parallels to the original work, but mainly changes the location and updates the time period – and hopefully be a big improvement on the horrid Nic Cage remake. Names are being sought to fill the two lead roles of Beth and Steve.