From Cinema Retro tonight:
Legendary British actor Christopher Lee has confirmed to Cinema Retro that he has just signed for one of the most important and prominent roles of his career, co-starring with Colin Farrell in a new film.. Lee never likes to reveal specifics about his forthcoming projects, but said much of the film will be shot in Spain. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is titled Triage and additonal scenes will be shot in Ireland. The film focuses on the real life experiences of a photographer who witnessed the massive genocide that took place in Bosnia in the early-to-mid 1990s. The movie will be directed by Bosnian Danis Tanovic, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2001 for No Man's Land. Filming starts next week, but Lee will be joining the company later as he has just started production on another major film in Scotland. Sources say the film is titled Cowboys for Christ and is said to be a long-awaited reimagining of the classic 1973 movie The Wicker Man. At age 85, Lee told Cinema Retro he is grateful for the fact that he is in demand more than ever.
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Cowboys for Christ is based on a novel by Robin Hardy, the man behind the original Wicker Man. Although the story shares the same themes, it's not really a reimagining of the original film. I look forward to seeing it and I'm glad Hardy and Lee are reunited in film, especially after the disastrous Wicker Man remake. I grew up watching Hammer Films and it's good to see that Christopher Lee is finally being given his due as the great actor he is.
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