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.