Australia is undoubtedly a beautiful place, but even the most gorgeous of locales can have terrifying legends. One of these legends has come to life in our exclusive trailer for Red Billabong, which is hitting theaters later this year through Pinnacle Films. This trailer teases the action settings, characters and humor, while providing us with the first look at the film's mysterious creature.
In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst nightmares - But is it just - A story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it real? Red Billabong stars Daniel Ewing (Tim Pocock (Dance Academy) as the two brothers.
The supporting cast includes Sophie Don, Jessica Green (Rise), Ben Chisholm, John Reynolds, Emily Joy and James Straiton also star along with Felix Williamson (The Great Gatsby) and Gregory J. Fryer (The Sapphires). The studio hasn't issued an official release date quite yet, but it is expected to debut sometime this summer. Here's what writer-director Luke Sparke had to say in a statement.
"I can't recall a fully realized computer generated character as a 'lead' in an Australian film before. I don't think it's been attempted. Our VFX team will be working furiously all the way up to the cinema release. We also used so many practical effects, daring stunts and huge sets. There's so much in the film that isn't in the new trailer - still so much to reveal when you're watching it!"
The Queensland production company, SparkeFilms, has teamed up with distributor Pinnacle Films (Predestination, Healing) and international sales agent, Arclight Films, who is handling sales on the project. While this thriller will hit theaters down under this summer, it isn't known when it will come to other parts of the world, so stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, check out the new trailer for Red Billabong, which will be released in 2016.