Mick Taylor is back in Wolf Creek 2
Wolf Creek is a 2005 independent Australian horror film written, co-produced and directed by Greg McLean. The story revolves around three backpackers who find themselves held captive by a serial killer in the Australian outback. Wolf Creek premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005. The Australian premiere was in March 2005 in Adelaide. The film was later screened at the Cannes Film Festival the following May. It was released in cinemas across Ireland and the United Kingdom in September 2005. In its home country of Australia, the film received a general release in November 2005, apart from the Northern Territory, due to the trial surrounding the murder of British traveler Peter Falconio. The film was nominated for seven Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Director. In 2010, it was included in Slant Magazine‘s list of the 100 best films of the decade.
Screen Australia today announced a $5.5 million investment in three new feature projects triggering over $17 million in production. One of those three projects includes Wolf Creek 2 from director Greg McLean. The film is written by McLean and Aaron Sterns and produced by Helen Leake, Greg McLean and Steve Topic. Lured by the promise of an authentic 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, Mick Taylor (returning actor 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 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.