Last week we learned that Lightning Entertainment will be partnering on financing and production for Nick Robertson's new feral dog horror/thriller THE PACK, which is set to start principal photography next month in Australia. Today we unleash the hounds with the first piece of sales art for the film which warns that you can't run and hide from the terror, try as you might.
Lightning will handle world sales excluding Australia and New Zealand on the story of an embattled farmer and devoted family man facing financial ruin whose property is beset by feral dogs.
THE PACK follows hardened farmer and devoted family man Adam Wilson, who is shocked to discover that the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his rural ranch. Making matters worse, his wife informs him that their home veterinary business is failing, making a comfortable future uncertain for their feisty teenage daughter and young son. When a determined bank representative makes a surprise visit to the ranch to threaten foreclosure on the property, Adam firmly reassures his family that they are going nowhere, and that he will fight for the place that they call home.
Adam plans a celebratory feast that night, hoping to allay everyone’s concerns about the future, but dark shadows lurk outside their isolated farmhouse. A large pack of hungry and ferocious feral dogs circle restlessly in the darkness, thirsty for blood, waiting for their chance to attack. Suddenly the power to the farmhouse is cut and the evil hounds are unleashed, triggering a bloody and desperate battle for survival. With no way to call for help, Adam must protect his family from the violent onslaught of vicious evil howling outside their door!
Nick Robertson is directing the film, being produced by Michael Robertson (THE REEF, BLACK WATER) and Kent Smith (2:37, THE TREE) under their new genre label, BREAKOUT Movies.
THE PACK will be the debut theatrical release of Kojo, a leading post-production and special effects company in Australia (THE BABADOOK, WOLF CREEK and WOLF CREEK 2) that bows its new Australian distribution operation with the film. Distribution rights for all territories outside of Australia and New Zealand are being handled by Lightning, which will introduce the film project in Cannes.