A few weeks ago we shared the news with you that the long-gestating sequel WOLF CREEK 2 had finally began filming, with the original films director, Greg Mclean, returning to helm and star John Jarrett lacing up his boots for more mayhem as the diabolically evil Mick Taylor. Today we have a look at a behind the scenes shot of Mclean and Jarrett, as well as a few words from Mclean about the direction he's taking with the highly-anticipated sequel.
Australian website The Age is giving us our first look at the film that follows a new group of unlucky backpackers as they learn the deepest, darkest secrets of the Outback’s most infamous serial killer. Peep the photo below which shows Jarrett and Mclean on set.
The accompanying article in The Age including a set report where Greg Mclean shared his thoughts on what we might expect from WOLF CREEK 2, stating that he didn't want to be rushed into a "cheesy sequel" but did not expect the gap in between films to stretch this long.
''If I'd known then what I know now about how long it would take to get this up, I'd probably have said yes to a sequel earlier.''
Mclean believes the first film resonated so much because there is a little bit of Mick Taylor in all of us, and the opportunity to explore that a little more was what drew him back.
''I'm not really interested in gore and blood and stuff. I'm interested in why the character connected with Australian audiences. It's not about being a horror film - it's because Mick is about something else, something deep and dark in the Australian psyche.''
WOLF CREEK 2 is still in production with a projected release date later this year. As for what the film is about, here is the official 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.
Look for more on WOLF CREEK 2 here on AITH as we hear it!