Staers Aaron Pedersen as detective Jay Swan who returns home to an outback town to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl, whose body is found under the trucking route highway out of town.
Arclight Films has licensed US rights on the Australian thriller Mystery Road, pictured above, starring Aaron Pedersen and Ryan Kwanten to Well Go USA with plans an early 2014 release, says Screen Daily. Ivan Sen directs Mystery Road, which stars Pedersen and an ensemble that includes Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Kwanten, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Robert Mammone and newcomer Trisha Whitton. Sen wrote the screenplay to the story “about a detective who returns to his Australian Outback town to solve the murder of an Aboriginal teenage girl.”
Reteaming the producers and co-screenwriter behind Adventures in Zambezia 3D and Khumba, Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios is developing a third movie property, the 3D Sea Monster, “about a young marine biologist’s discovery of an ancient sea monster,” Variety reports. Screenwriter Raffaella Delle Donne, who co-penned Zambezia and Khumba, will present Sea Monster — a working title — next Tuesday at France’s Annecy International Animation Festival’s Creative Focus section. Delle Donne is working on a first-draft screenplay. “It turns on an obsessive-compulsive science geek who discovers a primordial sea monster off the coast of South Africa, and has to overcome his fear of the ocean before the creature is captured by an unscrupulous professor, changing the face of the planet forever.” Producer Stuart Forrest called Sea Monster an “adventure-comedy in the spirit of How to Train Your Dragon, with the heart of a beloved classic, E.T. Picture below.
if reports on a new thriller filming in the central Queensland town of Winton in Australia.
Ivan Sen directed Mystery Road, which stars Aaron Pedersen (Bad Karma) as detective Jay Swan who returns home to an outback town to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl, whose body is found under the trucking route highway out of town. The film also stars Hugo Weaving (The Wolfman, The Matrix, Captain America: The First Avenger, V for Vendetta), Jack Thompson (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark), Ryan Kwanten (pictured; “True Blood,” Dead Silence, Knights of Badassdom), Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Robert Mammone and newcomers Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge.
Sen, who penned the script, has taken on multiple duties including director, cinematographer and editor. The film re-unites him with producer David Jowsey following their collaborations on Toomelah and Dreamland.
Mystery Road will be released in Australia by Management of Doubt, a new local distributor, while international sales will be handled by Arclight.
Devin Townsend has just released a video for Juular, which comes off Deconstruction, the third in the Devin Townsend Project quadrilogy. The video shows Devin hopping onto a train that looks very much like the one in Alice: Madness Returns (no, seriously, check it out here) and dealing with a very upset older gentleman who apparently has the lungs of an ox. Oh, and make sure to keep an eye out for a special cameo appearance of Ziltoid!