Having recently enjoyed the fantastic “Ozploitation” documentary Not Quite Hollywood for a second time, I’ve been riding high on a wave of nostalgia for Aussie horror – which is why today’s news about director Russell Mulcahy’s latest offering has me giddy.
Screen Daily reports that Mulcahy’s “nature runs amok” horror flick Bait has received funding from the government agency Screen Australia. It’s notable in that Bait is the first 3D film to receive funds from the agency.
No word on how much has been granated to the production, but I’m happy to hear this will be moving forward. Mulcahy’s Razorback remains a sleek and stylish monster movie, and the premise here sounds like it’s going to find the director back in familiar territory:
“In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs…
A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town.
Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, the imprisoned band of survivors discover they’re not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths. As the waters rise, they must overcome not only the threat of drowning but another threat, just as deadly and far more bloodthirsty … packs of hungry tiger sharks.”
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