Mclean set to direct first US film
Wolf Creek’s Greg Mclean will make his US directing debut on 6 Miranda Drive, a supernatural thriller which will star Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.
The low-budget film will be produced by Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, which specialises in horror and created the Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister franchises.
Scripted by Mclean, Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong, the plot will follow a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Shooting is due to start in March.
Krause listed that project among those which he and Armstrong are developing in an interview with IF last month.
Krause and Armstrong’s debut feature was Jon Hewitt’s 2008 horror movie Acolytes and they were among the writing team on Kimble Rendall’s Bait 3D. Their credits also include the children’s series K9 for Network Ten and the Cartoon Network animated features Johnny Bravo Goes to Hollywood and Exchange Student Zero.
"We’re over the moon to be working with some of the best genre talent in the world," Krause told IF today. "Blumhouse has an intimidating track record of success and have produced some of the most iconic horror movies of the past 10 years. We’ve wanted to work with Greg since Wolf Creek erupted into everyone’s lives in 2005 and showed struggling Australian genre writers that it was possible to write and produce smart and chillingly effective horror films and have a career doing it.”
Mitchell, who first worked with Mclean in Rogue in 2007, appeared in Olympus Has Fallen last year. Her credits include Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and The Waiting City.
Blum is producing with Matt Kaplan of Chapter One Films. Robyn Marshall from Chapter One will co-produce.