Lightning Entertainment has come aboard as a financing and production partner on The Pack, an Australian horror/thriller being directed by Nick Robertson (The Runner), Bloody Disgusting learned. In addition, we’ve just now scored the official sales art!
“The Pack follows hardened farmer and devoted family man Adam Wilson, who is shocked to discover that the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his rural ranch. Making matters worse, his wife informs him that their home veterinary business is failing, making a comfortable future uncertain for their feisty teenage daughter and young son. When a determined bank representative makes a surprise visit to the ranch to threaten foreclosure on the property, Adam firmly reassures his family that they are going nowhere, and that he will fight for the place that they call home.
Adam plans a celebratory feast that night, hoping to allay everyone’s concerns about the future, but dark shadows lurk outside their isolated farmhouse. A large pack of hungry and ferocious feral dogs circle restlessly in the darkness, thirsty for blood, waiting for their chance to attack. Suddenly the power to the farmhouse is cut and the evil hounds are unleashed, triggering a bloody and desperate battle for survival. With no way to call for help, Adam must protect his family from the violent onslaught of vicious evil howling outside their door!“
It is to be produced by Michael Robertson (The Reef, Black Water, Road Train) and Kent Smith (2:37, The Tree) under their new genre label, Breajout Movies.
The film will be shot on location outside of Adelaide, South Australia, with the support of the South Australian Film Corporation.
Producers are eying a late June 2014 start date for principle photography.