November 4, 2010 by staff
Tasmanian Tiger, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor topline adaptation of Daniel Nettheim Julia Leigh psychological thriller “The Hunter”, which began production on site on the southern island of Tasmania this week.
The novel centers around the Tasmanian tiger, the largest marsupial carnivore known modern have become extinct in the early 20th century but has often been the subject of conspiracy theories about its sustainability. The film will follow the story of “Martin, a mercenary sent to Europe by a company of biotechnology to the Tasmanian Wilderness hunting drama for the last Tasmanian tiger.”
The Amazon synopsis for Leigh novel details the story, noting that “a mysterious man who is identified only as M player assumes the identity of” Martin David, Naturalist “and comes to dirt, the house in disorder depression Lucy Armstrong, whose husband, Jarrah, a naturalist and specialist in bioethics, who died recently, on the plateau. Lucy’s house becomes the base for hiking in the wilderness of M, under the pretext of studying the habits of Tasmanian devils. In fact, in secret, M works for a biotech company. His mission: to provide the genetic material that may be the last thylacine remains the world, seen on the plateau. M must hide her true profession of Lucy and her children alone, Sass and bicycles, as well as researchers in national parks and local people suspect. ”
Alice Addison, who adapted the novel by Leigh, which itself has recently completed its own lens on writing and directing debut with the sex-fiction “Sleeping Beauty”. The sure to be controversial film stars Emily Browning-abandoned-after MIA Wasikowska who plays a university student who earns money by letting himself heavily drugged and then spend the night with men under controlled conditions.
Vincent Sheehan produces “The Hunter” in association with Porchlight Films, with Academy Award-winning “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy rights DoP Andrew Lesnie film the scene. Morgana Davies (Cannes near the “tree”), Sullivan Stapleton (“Animal Kingdom”), Jacek Koman, Dan Wyllie, John Brumpton, Callan Mulvey as well as newcomers Finn Woodlock complete the cast.
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