Back in September 2010, writer/director Greg McLean confirmed that a sequel to the Ause flick Wolf Creek was in the works. However, production for the film never commenced because the film's largest investor Geoffery Edelsten launched legal action over his $5 million investment. Now that the dispute has been resolved, production for the sequel has finally begun!! Read on for more:
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.
“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”, said Greg Mclean.
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 Degner Rob Webb (The Loved Ones, Tomorrow When The War Began), Costume Degner 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 grosng 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.