You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Wolf Creek’ sequel receives coin

Screen Oz reveals funding to local slate

MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend.

Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to the new “compelling slate of screen productions.”

“Three of the new features hail from Victoria, including director Greg McLean’s film ‘Wolf Creek 2,’ which will once again bring horror, action and suspense to the outback, as well as the directorial debuts of Boyd Hicklin with the comedy bromance ‘Save Your Legs’ and David Pulbrook’s political drama ‘Last Dance,’ ” Harley said.

Released in 2005, the original “Wolf Creek” was a small budget affair with a price tag of $A1 million ($1.1 million), which took more than $50 million in worldwide B.O. Sequel is likely to be a bigger budget pic and vet thesp John Jarratt will once again reprise the role of serial killer Mick Taylor.

Screen Australia said the slate of investment — which includes a range of adult and kids TV skeins — was worth $19.5 million and will trigger up to $92 million in investment.

More Film

  • Sophia Lillis

    'It' Star Sophia Lillis to Play Nancy Drew in Movie Adaptation

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

  • 'A Quiet Place' to Top Amy

    Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' Topping Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty'

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

  • Melissa McCarthy The Kitchen

    Melissa McCarthy's 'Superintelligence' Set for 2019 Holiday Release

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

  • Super Troopers 2

    'Super Troopers 2': Can Stoner Sequels Find Success After Legalization?

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

  • Liz Garbus The-Fourth-Estate Documentary

    Toronto's Hot Docs Celebrates 25 Years of Truth-Telling Documentaries

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

  • giovanni ribisi First Time in Variety

    'Sneaky Pete' Star Giovanni Ribisi Looks Back on Days as a Child Actor

    MELBOURNE — A sequel to boffo Aussie frightener “Wolf Creek” was one of more than a dozen projects announced by Screen Australia topper Ruth Harley at the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival at the weekend. Harley said the location of the announcement — Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria — was relevant to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content