I love Greg McLean. Just throwing it out there. I LOVE Greg McLean. And knowing that he’s attached to this project is making me super excited for it. Read on for the details surrounding the Greg McLean produced, Crawlspace.
Arclight has issued an official press release stating its acquisition of the thriller that will be produced by Wolf Creek and Rogue director, Greg McLean. (Did I mention that I love this man?!)
The cast includes Ditch Davey (Spartacus: Vengeance) Peta Sergeant (Iron Sky) John Brumpton (The Loved Ones), Leslie Simpson (Dog Soldiers) and Amber Clayton (Three Rivers).
Here is the word from Arclight which sheds some more light on the project:
CRAWLSPACE comes to us from the producers of extremely successful features like multi award-nominated WOLF CREEK a Sundance premiere and Cannes special feature selection and RED HILL starring Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD)and an official selection, Panorama, Berlin Film Festival.
CRAWLSPACE is about a group of elite soldiers sent to infiltrate and extract the lead science team from one of Australia’s top secret underground military compounds, after it comes under attack from unknown forces. They quickly discover all is not as it seems and the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister.
Set beneath the real-world military base at Pine Gap. The story follows a small team of elite soldiers who are sent into the bowels of the complex to rescue a top scientist from an experiment that has apparently gone awry. In the bowels of the base they encounter the mysterious survivor Eve. It quickly becomes clear that the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister. The team must now, with Eve in tow, battle their way through escaped inmates and fight off the devastating psychic attacks rooted in their own darkest, primordial fears.
“CRAWLSPACE is a prime example of the new face of the sci-fi action thriller,” said Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films. “It has a rich story line, intense action, fascinating characters and top of the line special f/x via the expertise of one of the best special effects masters in the business, director Justin Dix, whose expertise is evident in two of the STAR WARS trilogies.”
CRAWLSPACE is directed by Justin Dix and produced by John Finemore. The film has just been completed and will make its world premiere in Cannes. It is a Wicked of Oz Studios, Wolf Creek and Maker Films production.
WOLF CREEK PICTURES was established by Executive Producer Greg Mclean (director of WOLF CREEK and WOLF CREEK 2 which is currently in pre-production) to foster first time feature directors starting with Patrick Hughes’ RED HILL and now, in collaboration with MAKER FILMS and WICKED OF OZ STUDIOS, the debut feature of this exciting new Australian director.
“CRAWLSPACE is a project that I am thrilled to be involved in,” said Mclean. “Justin is a filmmaker bursting with talent and great ideas and he’s delivered a phenomenal debut film all involved are extremely proud of. He’s made a seamless transition from expert special effects creator to powerful storyteller.”
Los Angeles based XYZ Films have acquired the North American rights.
Source: Shock Till You Drop
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