The Greg Mclean directed thriller that I shot in early 2013 has hit number one in Australian box office on it’s opening weekend, beating out Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Lone Survivor’ that also opened last week.
Wolf Creek 2 has debuted at the top of the Australian box office over the weekend.
Not even Mark Wahlberg and the Navy SEALs of Lone Survivor could stop Wolf Creek 2 from blasting its way onto the top of the Australia box office over the weekend. In the sequel to the 2005 horror hit, John Jarratt reprises his role as the sadistic outback murderer Mick Taylor, who again sets out to make life a living hell for tourists. According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, Wolf Creek 2 took $1.681 million in its opening weekend, while Lone Survivor debuted at no. 2 with $1.485 million.
Together they killed the chances of that other wolf, The Wolf of Wall Street, making top spot again. Instead Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese’s latest collaboration fell to third place, while comedy Last Vegas dropped one spot to fourth.
The first Australian newspaper review for Wolf Creek 2 out today from Melbourne… a glowing piece from tough critic Nick Dent, some quotes include ’ there’s no doubting the skill with which the film has been made’, and ‘the car chase scenes are better than any shot in Australia since Mad Max 2 ‘
New 30 sec trailer / TV commercial ‘Predator’ clip for Wolf Creek 2. Australian theatrical release on February 20th 2014.
World War 1 drama BENEATH HILL 60 is now available on Netflix in the US. I photographed the movie in Australia in 2010 and it went on to excite audiences and receive awards and acclaim around the world. It was also the final project I had shot on motion picture film, as opposed to digital.
Mick Taylor graces the cover of the new Australian issue of Empire with his friendly visage…. Wolf Creek 2 due for cinema release in Australia on Feb 20th.
Now back in LA for Xmas after wrapping on ‘The Killing Field’ for Channel Seven in Australia, ending a busy year for me with three movie projects shot in 2013… ‘Wolf Creek 2′ for director Greg Mclean (theatrical), ‘Carlotta’ for Samantha Lang (TV movie) and ‘The Killing Field’ (TV movie), again for Samantha Lang. Currently I am slated to shoot a new US movie in Los Angeles in the new year, details to come.
Wolf Creek 2 – director Greg Mclean, DP Toby Oliver ACS, 1st AD Jamie Crooks, 2nd Unit DP Ernie Clark ACS
The Killing Field set – DP Toby Oliver ACS and director Samantha Lang
The Killing Field set – DP Toby Oliver ACS with crew including 1st AC Pim Kulk and Key Grip Martin ‘Fabio’ Fargher