Predestination and Wolf Creek 2 Find Funding

Predestination and Wolf Creek 2 Find FundingWe love it when a plan comes together! Two genre films we've been talking about around here for quite a while have finally found themselves some funding. That means the screaming will be starting soon! Read on for details.

Deadline reports that funding agency Screen Australia announced that it’s investing $A5.5 million ($US5.6 million) in three features with a total budget of more than $17 million: Michael and Peter Spierig’s Predestination, Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2, and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country.

In Predestination Ethan Hawke plays a time-traveling government agent who recruits his younger self to pursue a particularly elusive criminal. Produced by Paddy McDonald and Tim McGahan, it’s based on a short story by Robert A. Heinlein. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired domestic and some international rights to the action thriller in Cannes. Arclight Films is representing Predestination; Pinnacle will release in Australia.

John Jarratt will reprise his role as a serial killer in the Wolf Creek sequel, which was due to shoot in February but stalled when a private investor withdrew. In the screenplay by McLean and Aaron Sterns, another unwitting backpacker is the prey of the crazed pig-shooter.

Charlie’s Country will star David Gulpilil as a man who struggles to understand how he should define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia. Fandango Portobello has foreign, and Hopscotch will release in Oz.

More as it comes!

Got news? Click here to submit it!
Find funding in the comments section below!

Source: Deadline



Matt Serafini's picture

Wasn't a big fan of Wolf Creek, but I love Aussie horror more often than not.

And McLean's ROGUE is one of my favorite horror films of the last ten years.

Submitted by Matt Serafini on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 7:37am.
Terminal's picture

Eeek. A Wolf Creek 2? No thanks.

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 7:25am.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.