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John Jarratt is back as Mick Taylor in “WOLF CREEK 3,” with a new director

Monday, June 21, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The Outback remains deadly for outsiders in the survival-horror franchise’s latest installment.

Variety reports that WOLF CREEK 3 will begin shooting late this year on South Australian locations, with Altitude Film Sales grabbing worldwide sales rights outside Australia/New Zealand. Rachele Wiggins, an award-winning producer (the 2019 feature BEAST NO MORE) and director (the sci-fi short SLICE OF LIFE) will helm the movie from a script by Duncan Samarasinghe, with John Jarratt reprising the role of the homicidal Mick Taylor. This time, it’s an American family on a dream vacation to the Australian Outback who run afoul of Taylor, with the two children escaping the attack and hunted by Taylor across the countryside.

Greg McLean, who directed the first two WOLF CREEKs, returns here as producer with Bianca Martino (THE DARKNESS) and Kristian Moliere (THE BABADOOK). “Serial-killing pig shooter Mick Taylor–portrayed by the iconic Australian actor John Jarratt–will once more terrorize the Outback,” McLean tells the trade. “And we couldn’t be more excited about the creative team we’ve assembled to realize the next chilling chapter in the WOLF CREEK franchise. Duncan’s compelling, suspense-filled script combined with Rachele’s exciting directorial vision for the film will deliver a horror rollercoaster ride sure to delight genre fans around the world.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.