Greg McLean is best known to the horror world for creating a great horror bad guy, Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek was one of the scariest nutjobs to appear in a horror flick in the past decade. I haven’t seen Wolf Creek 2 yet, but reports are saying its an excellent sequel, and while still being incredibly violent and nasty, it has a slightly more playful tone.
McLean is also the director of the superb creature feature Rogue, where a giant Croc hunts a group of unfortunates, and that film is one of the finest examples of how to do a monster film right, and with some truly jaw dropping effects and scenes of the Australian landscape, Rogue is a must-own film if ever there was one.
Currently filming the supernatural horror 6 Miranda Drive, word out of Cannes is that McLean has announced his next feature. McLean will direct a thriller called Jungle, and shooting will take place in Bolivia and the rainforest of Autralia’s Gold Coast.
Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales and will be presenting the project to buyers in Cannes. CAA is packaging the film and represents the U.S. distribution rights.
Jungle is produced by Dana Lustig, Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy. Screen Australia and Screen Queensland have been supporting development of the project.
Based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir “Lost in the Jungle,” the movie tells the story of a young man with adventurous dreams who heads into the Bolivian jungle with two friends and a fraudulent guide. Their journey soon turns into a frightening psychological test of faith and human fortitude.