Welcome To The Jungle
Australian filmmaker Andrew Traucki continues to instil fear and terror in his audiences with his third feature ‘The Jungle’ about to start shooting.
Australian writer/director, Andrew Traucki (pictured), can be considered something of an expert now at devising low budget, drum-tight, Australian thrillers. His previous features - 2007's Black Water and last year's The Reef - tapped into our fears about what's lurking beneath the water, but now the filmmaker turns his attention to the Indonesian jungle with his latest feature, The Jungle, which has been acquired by Lightning Entertainment and is set to start shooting in June.
To be shot in Indonesia and Australia, The Jungle tells the story of an Australian leopard conservationist who ventures into the remote Indonesian jungle with his documentary filmmaker brother to investigate reported sightings of an endangered species of the big cat. Their trek into the jungle becomes ever more bizarre and sinister with the realisation they are being stalked by a deadly unseen predator...
Produced by Traucki's Mysterious Light Production Company and Annmaree J. Bell, the new thriller stars Rupert Reid (Matrix Revolutions, Matrix Reloaded), whose short, Boo, won the Audience Award at this year's Tropfest, and newcomers Igusti Budianthika and Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo.
Lightning Entertainment has already secured significant sales for The Jungle, with the film pre-sold to Australia's IFM/Filmways; France's Wild Side; Metrodome in the UK; to Acontracorrientes in Spain; Middle East's Eagle Films and IPA in Thailand.
Since shooting The Reef, Traucki completed his segment for Magnet Picture's highly-anticipated horror anthology, The ABC's Of Death. The feature, which is due out in September, sees 26 talented filmmakers in contemporary genre film, script and shoot a different cinematic way to die. Nice...