The original Wolf Creek movie was one of those things where it started out like too many other horror movies. Bunch of kids, getting drunk, let’s go on a road trip in the Australian Outback, oh wait…does that guy have a knife? Is he a Crocodile Hunter??? Ok, so it drastically changed by the end of it into a pretty visceral, creepy, flick. The film blew up in 2005, and now, almost 10 years later; we’re getting a sequel.
Director Greg McLean is back, as well as, star John Jarratt as the antagonist, Mick Taylor.
McLean went on to say: “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.”
Jarratt said he enjoyed stepping back into the role of Taylor and this film would be a little different than the original.
“It’s a road movie and more of a chase movie this time,” reveals Jarratt. “I have a cave hideout and they’ll be a lot more action. There’s some real frightening stuff going on and more of the same too.”
Here’s the 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.”
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). Wolf Creek 2 is due out later this year.