Lightning strikes on Nick Robertson’s feral dog thriller The Pack

Last Updated on July 22, 2021

Lightning Entertainment has come on as financing and production partner on Nick Robertson’s Australia horror THE PACK and will introduce the film in Cannes, according to Screen Daily.

Michael Robertson and Kent Smith will produce through their new genre label Breakout Movies and THE PACK marks the debut theatrical release of Australian post-production and special effects company Kojo and its new distribution arm.

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!

The producers have targeted a late June start outside Adelaide, South Australia, with the support of the South Australian Film Corporation.

This film is not to be confused with ENTER THE DRAGON director Robert Clouse's 1977 thriller THE PACK, which was also about a pack of abandoned dogs who turn against humans by killing them for food at Seal Island.

Source: Screen Daily

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