It was confirmed last night that Aussie director Greg McLean would be getting back behind the camera for his long-gestured sequel to Wolf Creek, the Sundance Film Festival selection made for less than $2 million that centered on a group of backpackers who have a run in with a loopy stranger named Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). We caught up with McLean who talked a bit about the progress and what we can expect from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre-esque sequel.
“I can confirm we are working on a sequel to ‘Wolf Creek,’” McLean tells Bloody Disgusting. “We’ve got a way to go but we’re hoping to get into production next year. It’s been on the drawing board for a few years now and we’ve finally cracked a killer script (excuse the pun),” he jokes. “I really felt we had to wait to get that right, in order to find a way into the story, and at the same time maintain the rules and logic of the first movie. It’s important for the film I think that it’s link to reality and the true crime genre is never lost, as that’s what it’s all about. And that’s what we’re focusing on – capturing the realism behind these kind of horrific events and crimes that have actually taken place in the Outback.
“It’s a massive canvas for terror out there – and the new movie will be taking full advantage of that scope and terrifying, epic scale,” he continues. “That, and of course, Mick Taylor scaring the living s*&# out of the audience!”
We’ll keep you guys in the loop as production gets underway in 2011.
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