Official ‘Wolf Creek 2′ Cast and Announcement!

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John Jarratt once again steps out as the hauntingly sadistic Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek 2, which began principal photography last week!

Shooting in South Australia, the film also stars Ryan Corr (Packed to the Rafters), Shannon Ashlyn (Puberty Blues, Devil’s Dust), and Philipe Klaus (Devil’s Dust, Rake).

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel starts production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally.

Here’s the sales synopsis: “Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

Said McLean: “It’s really exciting to work with John Jarratt once more to delve deeper into the fascinating character of Mick Taylor. We’ve assembled a phenomenal cast and crew who are all working incredibly hard to deliver an even more thrilling ride than the first movie. It’s bigger, badder and should be a wild experience for audiences all over the world.”

Roadshow Films Managing Director, Joel Pearlman said “The original Wolf Creek had an amazing response from the Australian audience, so we are thrilled to be part of the team bringing the next installment of this chilling story back to the nation.”

Utilizing many of the same crew and production team, Mclean has pulled together award winning Cinematographer Toby Oliver (Looking for Alibrandi, Beneath Hill 60), Production Designer Rob Webb (The Loved Ones, Tomorrow When The War Began), Costume Designer Nicola Dunn (Red Hill, Rogue), Editor Sean Lahiff (Swerve) and Composer Johnny Klimek (Killer Elite, Cloud Atlas).

When Wolf Creek was released in November of 2005 it not only gave Australian audiences an appetite for their own horror movies but showed the world a fresh, daring take on the genre. Selected to screen at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival it was supported by The Weinstein Company who presented it to an international audience. It then went on to claim the title of the number one Australian film in 2005 and also became the highest grossing Australian R18+ film of all time.

Wolf Creek 2 will be distributed in Australia by Roadshow Films. International sales are being handled by Arclight Films.

 
  • Aaron Emery

    Very exciting news! I absolutely love WOLF CREEK, though I’m crossing my fingers that this isn’t a complete retread!

  • Zombie-Killa

    Eh, hate to be the wet blanket again, but you can add Wolf Creek 2 to a list a sequels I could care less about. I’m sorry, but man oh man the first film just bored the ever loving shit out of me. Some good gore here and there, but the ending was sooooooooooo lame.

    I’ll probably watch this, but I’m just not excited about it at all.

    • Aaron Emery

      Agh, you’re so negative! haha :P

      • Zombie-Killa

        I couldn’t help it Aaron! I tried, but I couldn’t! lol.

    • Ravinus

      I was bored as shit by Wolf Creek too. Never did understand why people love it.

    • DeadInHell

      Agreed. I thought this was going to be another article where I’m the only one with something negative to say.

      Wolf Creek is the worst kind of horror film. Boring, generic, and pointless. A sequel is just unnecessary. And give me a break with this “it’s so great to return to this fascinating character” bullshit from McLean. There’s nothing “fascinating” about a generic invincible serial killer who relies entirely on outrageous plot contrivances (i.e. lazy, hack writing). There was nothing “fresh” or “daring” about this movie. It’s just a cheap, lazily plotted retread. The hype surrounding it baffles me to this day.

  • djblack1313

    Zombie-Killa, i’m with you. i didn’t like the first movie really and the ending (i know it was based on “real life” events) i HATED!!! i really hope the killer gets his comeuppance in this movie. if he does i might end up liking it.

    • Zombie-Killa

      Same here. IF the creepy stalker guy is put of his misery in this one, then I might enjoy it.

      • Aaron Emery

        You two have NO taste! haha I kid, I kid. Any chance either of you know just how much of a “true story” the first is based on?

        • Zombie-Killa

          Lulz! No I don’t how much of the real story was used in the first one. How authentic was it, Aaron? Because I know they have a tendency to twist the truth for cinematic purposes.

          • Aaron Emery

            Oh, I have NO clue, I’m legitimately wondering hahah. The story was so basic that I’m guessing it could be drawn from any number of things. Kind of like how Ed Gein inspired both PSYCHO and TCSM which are both drastically different films with barely any relation to the real story (If I’m not mistaken PSYCHO was the truer of the two, but i have no fucking clue). I get my facts from you lovely folks !

        • djblack1313

          DAMN YOU AARON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (joking! LOL). i think the real life events & the movie’s setting both taking place in Australia is about all they had in common! LOL. joking. i have no idea how much they have in common. :)

          • Aaron Emery

            Here’s something I found while I (admittedly half-assed) searched for the topic.
            http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/wolf_creek_true_story.html

          • Aaron Emery

            OKAY NOW THAT I’VE GOT ALL MY FRAANDS HERE: I need a suggestion. I own the movie BELOW (2002) starring Bruce Greenwood, should I watch it!??!!!!?! I’ve heard good things but you guys usually enjoy a lot of the same stuff I do (I creep on DJ! LOL) so helpppppp, I bought it over a year ago. Decide for me please

          • djblack1313

            Aaron, i’ve heard BELOW is fantastic!! every person i know who’s watched it loved it! i’ve only seen the first 20 minutes of and i liked what i saw but i’m yet to finish it up. i’m too busy watching Evil Dead’s Jane Levy’s SUBURGATORY! lol.

    • Aaron Emery

      And how could anyone be bored looking at Nathan Phillips?? I mean… <3

      • djblack1313

        Aaron, LOL. Nathan Phillips was totally worth watching the movie for! LOL. YUMMMMMMMMMMM! :)

        • Aaron Emery

          Haven’t seen SUBURGATORY, but I am shamelessly addicted to PRETTY LITTLE LIARS haha

      • WalkingDeadGuy

        Haha, totally agree. He’s one hottie Australian :-)

        • Primeus

          I don’t think he is that good looking. I mean he isn’t a bad looking guy. He just reminds me of a brokedown Wentworth Miller.

          Now Wentworth Miller is drool worthy. To bad he doesn’t do horror films….

          • Aaron Emery

            If only Wentworth Miller had an Aussie accent! I would love to see him do a horror film (PRISON BREAK was amazing)

      • hawkward

        yeah that guy is kindov’ hot! the chick should have been in the hole instead of the guy, or the guy should have been naked on the table instead of the dead woman with no tits

  • Ravinus

    I almost forgot about head on a stick. I did like that part. I think that Wolf Creek is about as much of a true story as Texas Chainsaw Massacre was.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I’m very excited for this sequel. Wolf Creek is one of those movies that you really have to be in the mood to watch it though; it’s a bit of a downer. Nothing about it is really “fun”. It’s a very well made movie that has good developed characters. But man, it’s one brutal little film with one vicious villain.

  • unisonruss

    I love the original, unlike so many horror movies today it actually develops the characters the right way, and you care about them by the time things start happening. Also, the character of Mick was so terrifying…he felt real, and that there was a real threat. Fantastic performance, for sure.

  • porcupinetheater

    I loved the first one, and am hoping this sequel doesn’t disappoint. However: “And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before.”

    Except no, somebody did survive before…

    • weresmurf

      I was just thinking that!!!! The guy survived at the end of part 1!!!

  • Doguz

    I’m looking forward to this, but HOW could they’ve stolen the tag line from this:
    http://st-listas.20minutos.es/images/2012-09/341833/3692189_640px.jpg?1347101296

    • djblack1313

      Doguz, good call! that IS the same tagline! LOL

    • Primeus

      Doguz you nerd how on earth did you remember the tagline from that old movie rofl.

      Anyway I loved the original but not sure if a sequel will hold up after all these years.

  • bambi_lives8980

    Haha that’s so funny I actually thought the same thing. After seeing that old VHS box laying around for so long its no wonder..

  • weresmurf

    Ivan Milat was a pretty brutal killer. He killed a number of backpackers in Belanglo State Forest in New South Wales Australia. Basically, he would drive the highways, picking up backpackers, then drive them to the forest where he would murder them. He killed seven backpackers, aged 19 – 22 over a few years. Pretty brutally too.

    Two backpackers for instance, Walters and Clarke were killed particularly brutally. Walters had been stabbed 14 times, and Clarke had been shot several times in the head.

    The Police started developing a profile of what the killer would be like, look like, his modus operandi etc. However they managed to only narrow it down to 32 possible people, but this group DID include the actual killer (they didnt know this for sure…)

    One day in the early 1990s NSW police received a call from Paul Onions in Britain. Onions had been backpacking in Australia several years before accepted a ride south out of Sydney from a man known only as “Bill” on 25 January 1990. South of the town of Mittagong, Bill pulled a gun on Onions. Luckily Paul Onions managed to escape, flagging down Joanne Berry, a passing motorist, and report the assault to local police. ‘Bill’ at that time was never found by the local police. With Onions later call, the list was narrowed right down to Milat, who was arrested at his home.

    Milat was arrested and sentenced. He’s now serving natural life, seven life sentences in a row actually, never to be paroled or released in the SuperMax prison out near Goulburn.

    Anyhow, that’s a very similair story to Wolf Creek in its basics. Wolf Creek is a bit more movie-like obviously, but, they drew heavily from Milat.

    Just thought I’d fill you all in :)

    Sources include: Wikipedia and google and my general knowledge from the time it happened. ;)

    • weresmurf

      Crap… that was meant to be to Zombie and Aaron up there ^

      • Aaron Emery

        Thanks mane, much appreciated.

    • chip85

      haha we must have both felt like educating everyone, you did a way better job lol

      • weresmurf

        lol. Seriously, it would make an amazing movie in itself. You could base it around Paul Onions and his experience alone, with the flashbacks to the previous backpackers as well in news reports etc. Milat is one sick bastard. Wierd part is, his brother is apparently an incredibly nice guy. I was watching a news program where this woman was talking about Ivans brother and how he’s now never going to meet a woman through being ‘the brother of Ivan Milat’ and now that he’s ‘the father of Ivan Milats nephew’, his life is all but done… I guess this really fuels the nature vs nurture debate in terms of violence potentially being genetic huh?

        • chip85

          Well I heard that they were apparently going to make the movie more like the actual events however the parents of the victims kicked up a big stink about it and stopped it, I dont know how true that is but its what I heard.

          If you dont mind reading grab a book called “Sins of a Brother” its all about his life and his family. He had a few brothers (14 kids in total lol) and I know that one of his brothers was also linked to the murders but they didnt have enough to put him away.

    • Golic

      also: investigators believe his brother may have had something to do with it, but could never pin anything on him.

  • chip85

    It was very, very loosley based on the serial killer Ivan Milat, he was responsible for abucting (most were believed to be hitch hiking) & murdering 7 backpackers and “burying” (pretty much shallow graves or just leaves and sticks thrown over their bodies) their remains in a forest. Some of the victims were raped and I believe the way he kills the first girl in the film is very similar to what Ivan did to his victims. I think there was also another Australian serial killer or something that it was meant to be loosely based on but I cant remember it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_Murders

    Thats the story of Ivan Milat. Also a year or so ago his nephew took someone into a forest and killed them with an axe, so obviously a lovely family to come into contact with lol

  • rgold

    I know I have seen it but really remember nothing about it expect the setting. Thinking I should maybe give it another look.

  • menoch

    You guys are all half right. Wolf Creek was in part based on the Ivan Milat murders, specificaly Mick Taylors character was based on Ivan Milat, however, the story and setting is more based on the Peter Falconio (an English backpacker) murder by Bradley John Murdoch. Falconio and his partner Joanne Lees were both picked up by Murdoch while traveling through the outback, Murdoch murdered Falconio but Lees managed to escape. It was Lees testimony and her blood found on Murdoch that lead to his arrest and being sentenced to life imprisonment. Falconio’s body has never been found.

  • lucscs100

    Ugh, hope they don’t turn this into a maintream slasher franchise.