Guns, gore and eye-gouging; it’s a winning trio and all three feature in the full-length trailer for Australian serial killer-thriller Bad Behaviour. Wolf Creek villain John Jarratt stars in the indie flick, but he won’t be putting any heads on sticks this time. Sigh. Jarratt told Bloody Disgusting he plays against type as a good guy.
“My character is an everyday copper who gets into an extraordinary situation,” he said.
“I’m a hero in this one and everyone thinks I can only play a villain.
“After ‘Bad Behaviour’ it would be nice if people saw me in different light, instead of Mick Taylor in ‘Wolf Creek’ all the time.
“It (‘Wolf Creek’) was probably one of the best performances I’ve done and it was well received, but the bad part is that before that I had a lot of diverse roles.”
Jarratt said he signed on to the Bad Behaviour based on the strength of writer/director Joseph Sim’s “fantastic script“. Jarratt and Sims presented the trailer to audiences at the Australian equivalent of Comic-Con – the Supanova Pop Culture Expo – as part of the event film component Director’s Day in Brisbane, Queensland this afternoon. Sims said the trailer is “pretty crazy” and marks the beginning of a “big theatrical campaign“.
“It’s the first giant milestone the film is crossing to get into the race of getting into cinemas,” he said.
Bad Behaviour has been generating plenty of buzz amongst the Australian underground film circuit. The exploitative genre flick won six major awards at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival last year, including best director, best screenplay and best actor. Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine scribe Todd Farmer saw a screening in Down Under and said “Joseph Sims is the real deal and Bad Behaviour is a wicked little movie”
The full-length Bad Behaviour trailer went online this afternoon and you can watch below or at the film’s official website. Bad Behaviour is tagged with a late 2011 release date.
In the Joseph Stephen Sims-directed pic, Emma and Peterson encounter their fierce predator Voyte Parker, a cop confronts his son’s murderer, and a man finds his wife is cheating on him. Intersecting story lines; murderers, coppers, teachers and teenagers.