Greg McLean talks Wolf Creek 2

Writer/director/producer Greg McLean has confirmed production of Wolf Creek 2, based on “another true case in Australia” and retaining the originals’ “gritty tone and realistic texture”.

“I always had a sequel in mind. The goal was to create an Australian horror character that could be the basis for many stories. All of the true story elements just naturally evolved. That’s why at the end of the first film he walks off into the sunset, and we have absolutely no idea about who this guy is. It leaves the audience wondering, who/what/how did this guy come to be? And the ground is set to delve deeper into this character,” said McLean.

In interview with US horror film magazine Fangoria, McLean revealed that it will be shot “deep” in the outback, and that the budget will be larger: “We will be able to afford a few more lights this time, hopefully”. However, McLean did not discuss when and where the film will be shot.

In Wolf Creek 2, John Jarratt will reprise his role, but it will not be more of the same as McLean is aware that times – and audiences – have changed since 2005.

“So we’re not trying to do the first movie again as there’s no point to that, but the challenge for this film is keeping the best and most original elements of the first film while exploring different kinds of horror, suspense and thrills. And, of course, making it a character study as we go deeper into the mind and psychology of a mass murdering maniac,” he said.


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