Aussie exploitation exponent Chris Sun follows up Come and Get Me, Daddy’s Little Girl, and Charlie’s Farm with what is effectively his Razorback redux, Boar.
Sun has gathered together an impressive ensemble of genre vets and game performers, including John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) Roger Ward (Mad Max), Nathan Jones (the other Mad Max), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) Steve Bisley (Mad Max again), Chris Haywood (Razorback), Ernie Dingo (Crocodile Dundee II), Melissa Tkauz (E Street), and Simone Buchanan (Hey Dad..!). Up to task of muderlising the lot of them is a giant mutant pig the likes of which we haven’t seen since, well, Razorback.
As the official synopsis tells us, “In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s Boar.”
Sun’s films aren’t for everyone, but there has been a definite upward trend in quality across his four flick body of work. He certainly knows what he likes, and he’s arguably Australia’s greatest living exponent of the can-do, cheerfully in your face spirit of indie horror, for better or worse. A concrete release date has yet to be pinned down, but expect Boar some time in the coming year.