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.
STARRING John Jarratt
Image Entertainment will distribute in the US.
Filmed in South Australia.
Director Greg McLean was quoted saying: "Our goal is to create an even more suspenseful, chilling and unforgettable experience for audiences and we feel very confident they will not be disappointed."
The film has had trouble getting off the ground due to lack of funds, but it was recently announced that Screen Australia has taken care of the rest of the funding needed, so it looks like the project will FINALLY move forward now. (9/6/12)
Filming was originally aimed to begin in Victoria, Australia on February 27th 2012.
Apparently one of the biggest private investors for the film has recently filed a lawsuit against the production company in hopes of receiving back the $5-mil he invested. He claims that he was unaware that he would be the primary investor for the project, which apparently made him uneasy, as he feels he doesn't have the "same comfort" as other private investors. This of course will hault the movies's production, as the filmmakers seek out new funding if the lawsuit follows through. (12/26/11)
Reportedly in the works for years, it wasn't until recently that original writer/director Greg McLean felt the script was good enough to move forward.
Actor John Jarratt returns as killer "Mick Taylor."
The film is said to be more of a "road movie" this time 'round.
It's said that with a larger budget that we can expect more action, "blood and guts" and chase sequences.
While the first was made for $1.2-mil the sequel is budgeted at an estimated $10-million.
Director Greg McLean also filmed the killer croc flick Rogue in 2007.
The obvious sequel to the 2005 Aussie survival horror flick Wolf Creek.
7/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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