Back in August, Anchor Bay officially announced that they had acquired The Wicker Tree. Directed by Robin Hardy, The Wicker Tree is considered a spiritual sequel or companion piece to The Wicker Man, which Hardy directed in 1973.

We now have our first look at the teaser poster for the film as well as a release date, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. We've included the teaser poster below and it has been revealed that The Wicker Tree will be in theaters on January 27th. At this time, there is no information on how wide of a release The Wicker Tree will receive, but we expect it to be a limited theatrical release with a DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release to follow shortly after.

The Wicker Tree tells the story of singer Beth (newcomer Brittania Nicol) and her cowboy friend Steve (Henry Garrett, “The Bill,” “Skins”), two virginal Texans who come to Scotland to spread the gospel. These two innocents don’t know what they’re getting into as they find themselves trying to spread their chastity message at the estate owned by Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish, Rambo, the upcoming The Hobbit films), who has revived ancient local religious practices when an accident at the nuclear power plant he runs rendered the area men infertile. The Wicker Tree was produced by Peter Snell and Peter Watson-Wood and executive produced by Alistair Gourlay.

Lee, who played the mysterious Lord Summerisle in the original (in a career that includes Count Dracula and the Frankenstein monster in the classic Hammer films, Count Dooku in Star Wars Episodes II & III, and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as the upcoming pair of films based on The Hobbit), returns again in a dramatic cameo as the “Old Man.” Rounding out the cast are Jacqueline Leonard (“Holby City,” “The Bill”) as Lady Delila Morrison, Clive Russell (Sherlock Holmes, The 13th Warrior) as Beame and Honeysuckle Weeks (“Foyle’s War” and numerous other UK TV projects) as Lolly.

If you'd like to learn more about The Wicker Tree, visit the official website to watch a 2 minute trailer: