Altitude Film Sales has taken worldwide sales rights, excluding Australia/New Zealand, for “Wolf Creek 3,” the latest instalment of the Wolf Creek franchise, and will introduce the project to buyers this week at the Virtual Cannes Market.
Altitude will also distribute the film in the U.K.
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In the film, an American family takes a dream trip to the Australian outback and soon draws the attention of notorious serial killer Mick Taylor. A hellish nightmare ensues as the couple’s two children escape only to be hunted by Australia’s most infamous killer.
John Jarratt will reprise his role of Mick Taylor. Rachele Wiggins will direct from a screenplay by Duncan Samarasinghe.
Wolf Creek creator Greg McLean will produce through his Emu Creek Pictures banner, alongside Bianca Martino (“The Darkness”) and Kristian Moliere (“The Babadook”).
Production will commence late 2021 in South Australia.
Inspired by real events, “Wolf Creek” (2005) was followed by “Wolf Creek 2″ (2013) and the franchise has spawned two TV series and two novels that reveal the story of Taylor’s early days.
Producer Greg McLean said: “Serial killing pig shooter Mick Taylor — portrayed by the iconic Australian actor John Jarratt — will once more terrorise the Outback. And we couldn’t be more excited about the creative team we’ve assembled to realise tπhe next chilling chapter in the Wolf Creek franchise. Duncan’s compelling, suspense-filled script combined with Rachele’s exciting directorial vision for the film will deliver a horror roller-coaster ride sure to delight genre fans around the world.”
Altitude’s Cannes sales slate also includes Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight title “Ali & Ava”; Oliver Stone’s “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass,” which will bow at Cannes Premiere; Matt Nable’s thriller “Transfusion,” starring Sam Worthington and Phoebe Tonkin; Liam O’Donnell’s survival thriller “The Wreck”; feature documentary “Diana” from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins; “The Real Charlie Chaplin” from BAFTA and Sundance nominated filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney; and Australian survival thriller “Gold” starring Zac Efron.
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