After Greg McLean stumbled with that stinker The Darkness I was afraid that maybe we’d prematurely labeled the man a future Master of Horror. The Belko Experiment and – from the looks of it – Jungle are proof that The Darkness was more of a fluke than anything else, and let’s be real: we all have bad days at work.
McLean is looking as reliable as ever lately. I thought The Belko Experiment was a lot of insane fun, and after seeing this trailer for Jungle, I’m absolutely chomping at the bit to get a look!
No word on when we’ll see the film earn a significant release here stateside, but it is tapped to debut at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3rd.
The cast includes Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim.
The thriller is based on memoir of the same name by Yossi Ghinsberg and follows the story of three young men who enter the Amazonian jungle with a mysterious guide.
Check out the trailer below.
In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.