May Day is finally to go ahead

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May Day, which is now the definitive title for the film which was previously known as Ridding of the Laddie, is now going ahead. The £11m project will start filming early next year around the Glasgow area, with some scenes to be shot in Texas.

Mr. Lee's role in this film will be similar to the one in the classic Wicker Man. His wife will be played by Vanessa Redgrave while Sean Astin will play the leading role. This film is not a sequel or a remake but there are similarities - it is a very scary film and the pagan revival is part of the plot.

May Day will be made by Hardy's Eurocentre Productions and British Lion, who produced The Wicker Man.



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This is great news. I hope nothing happens to mess up the plans. I will be looking forward to this movie.

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This is wonderful. Best of luck to the project. Let's hope it goes well and whitout problems.

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Great news Juan, I look forward to watching it.
maybe Mr .Lee will get to sing again.
It will also be good to have Mr. Lee back home for a while, in England.

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Ah, but Glasgow isn't in England!!

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This is absolutely brilliant news!
I just hope that it meets all our expectations as it's got a pretty tough act to follow...



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Texas?? What happens in Texas, I wonder?

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Ah, but Glasgow isn't in England!!

Ok Trevor, have it your way, its good the have Mr. Lee back in the UK !

There is that better

Its still on our little Island, I just hope its a bit warmer this time around.

It can get very cold up there in Glasgow.

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Wonderful news! If it's even half as good as I found The Wicker Man to be then I know I won't be disappointed.



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This is terrific news . I hope everything works out ok. It will be nice to welcome Mr Lee back to Bonnie Scotland .



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Fantastic. Can't wait



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I look forward to it. Smile What else is there to say?

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Excellent news.

I wonder if it will have a folky soundtrack too like The Wicker Man. Smile



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I wonder if it will have a folky soundtrack too like The Wicker Man

I should think so. Folk was an integral part of The Wicker Man.

You know what the story is about, don't you?



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I love folk music, the music in The Wicker Man is stunning. Paul Giovanni was a genius.

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I should think so. Folk was an integral part of The Wicker Man.

You know what the story is about, don't you?

No, but i have the Wicker Man 3 times on dvd.
Maybe i should watch it?

j/k Laughing out loud



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No, but i have the Wicker Man 3 times on dvd.
Maybe i should watch it?

j/k Laughing out loud

All I remember is a something about a huge thing burning.
I should rewatch it again too.Laughing out loud

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I remember the wicker man, it was about the burning of a sacrifice, which they believed would give them a good harvest for the coming year.
It is a pagan rite, which they perform on the summer soltice.
There are many things they must do leading up to that day.
It is a time of enjoyment and happiness.

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I remember the wicker man, it was about the burning of a sacrifice, which they believed would give them a good harvest for the coming year.
It is a pagan rite, which they perform on the summer soltice.
There are many things they must do leading up to that day.
It is a time of enjoyment and happiness.

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I was just kidding I have seen the film MANY times.



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What else can I add that hasn't already been said?

This is indeed great news.

I am amazed Mr Lee fits all of these projects into his schedule!

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I was just kidding I have seen the film MANY times.

Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

I thought so.

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I am both excited and apprehensive about this...
It has such great potential!

I too hope that there will be similar folk music...and Scotland has such a rich tradition, it oughn't be difficult to find tunes!



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Who would you like to hear on the soundtrack?
Favourite artists/folk songs?

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This is great news, and to have Mr. Lee in such a role, reminiscent of The Wicker Man. This isn't in any way that Nicholas Cage film that has been discussed is it? Either way, it all sounds very intriguing.

The music in The Wicker Man was superb, and it's interesting to think about music for this new film. The Chieftains or Enya, maybe? Or Sting. Maybe even Paul McCartney might suit.



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Yay, I can't wait to see it! :1roll:



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I look forward to seeing the film and again, as with other posts, wish the project well.



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That's fantastic. Great news!



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I remember the wicker man, it was about the burning of a sacrifice, which they believed would give them a good harvest for the coming year.
It is a pagan rite, which they perform on the summer soltice.
There are many things they must do leading up to that day.
It is a time of enjoyment and happiness.

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Enjoyment and happiness maybe but not for poor old Howie. Smile

>Amy



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Who would you like to hear on the soundtrack?
Favourite artists/folk songs?

Christopher Lee of course!



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Any Idea where in the great Lone Star State scenes will be filmed for May Day ???

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Who would you like to hear on the soundtrack?
Favourite artists/folk songs?

To jump on this a little late, there's a fantastic folk band from one of the Scottish islands called Bongshang. Very smoky, beautiful sound, just right for a parallel to the gorgeous Wicker Man soundtrack. They'd be my choice, hands down. (Although The Khartoum Heroes, if they still exist, would be up there, too - "Bitter Honey" is a wonderful song.)

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