Saturday, 4 February 2012
Forty Years On
Robin Hardy was directing The Wicker Man (1973) on location some 40 years ago. Now, at the age of 82, he looks forward to making another film with the working title of The Wrath of the Gods. It will feature Norse mythology and be set on Shetland. The scenes for the earlier film, though featuring the fictitious Hebridean island of Summerisle, were shot very much on the mainland - mainly in Dumfries and Galloway, with some of Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and Plockton, Ross-shire. The opening sequences were of Skye and, in particular, Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. Read about the new project for this veteran director, an Older Man on Shetland.
Scottish Islands Explorer - looking forward to its fortieth