Ready for Your Welcome to the Jungle?
Recognize the name Andrew Traucki? That’s okay if you don’t because in a few months I’m sure this name will become a household name. Traucki has a segment in the upcoming THE ABCs OF DEATH horror anthology and is the director of THE REEF and BLACK WATER. But with his ABCs OF DEATH segment premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (this September), we now have a sneak peak of his next film, THE JUNGLE. Check out the press release:
Writer/director Andrew Traucki’s new feature film, The Jungle, has recently wrapped principal photography and is currently in post-production in Sydney, Australia.
Also just announced is that the anthology film The ABCs of Death – in which Traucki was among 26 of the world’s leading contemporary genre filmmakers chosen to depict a letter of the alphabet with his vision of mortality – has been confirmed to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness programme.
Traucki’s previous films Black Water and The Reef have cemented him as a filmmaker to watch, with both films receiving major releases worldwide and high praise.
Written by Traucki, The Jungle tells the story of an Australian leopard conservationist who ventures into the remote Indonesian jungle with his documentary filmmaker brother to investigate reported sightings of an endangered species of leopard. Their trek into the jungle becomes ever more bizarre and sinister – with the realization they are being stalked by a deadly unseen predator.
The Jungle is the third film in Traucki’s genre trilogy of terror, along with Black Water and The Reef, which he is calling “Three Colours Red.” The Jungle is a co-production with Traucki’s Mysterious Light Production Company and represented for worldwide sales by Lightening Entertainment in the US, in conjunction with Richard Guardian of Guardian Entertainment.
The ABCs of Death (distributed in the US by Magnet Releasing) sees Traucki alongside some of the genre’s most respected directors including Xavier Gens, Ti West, Adam Wingard, and Ben Wheatley. Stay tuned for its release date and further information.
Traucki definitely loves his “nature fucks up man” films, and I think THE JUNGLE sounds pretty promising. More on this one as it becomes available.