Serkis’ involvement is fascinating. Imaginarium is a production company that has its own performance recording studio in London, with films such as “The Ritual” and “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” being filmed there. What’s curious about this is that the original “Wicker Man” doesn’t have any of the elements – at least on the surface – that would theoretically require motion capture technology.
Of course, it’s highly likely that the series won’t actually use The Imaginarium’s production studio. Still, envisioning more fantasy elements would be an interesting way to update “The Wicker Man” for modern times. After all, the proposed sequel “The Loathsome Lambton Worm,” by the original screenwriter Anthony Shaffer, will include a scene involving a battle with dragons. All I’m saying is that the chances of dragons appearing in this series are low, but not zero.
Once considered one of the most influential horror films of all time, it’s time for “The Wicker Man” to be properly modernized. A remake has been released in 2006 that has yielded scandalous results so far, but that version is too American and too bad for it to really be considered an honest reinterpretation. Thanks to the extensive use of Celtic pagan traditions and beliefs, it is hard to imagine the story being told anywhere but the UK. Sure, “Midsommar” was fun when it was released, but it’s time to bring the folk horror genre back to where the subgenre as we know it was supposed to begin.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1051159/andy-serkis-is-co-producing-a-tv-series-adaptation-of-the-wicker-man/ Andy Serkis is co-producing a TV adaptation of The Wicker Man