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Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill Shooting Film Adaptation of The Hunter

‘Daybreakers’ co-stars Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill have reportedly reunited and have started shooting the film adaptation of Julia Leigh’s novel The Hunter. Daniel Nettheim is set to direct the movie, which also stars John Brumpton, Morgana Davies, Callan Mulvey, Jacek Koman, Sullivan Stapleton and newcomer Finn Woodlock.

This will be the first film for the Australian director in 10 years, since he released ‘Angst’ in 2000. Since then, he has worked on numerous television series, including ‘Spirited,’ ‘Rush’ and ‘Snake Tales.’

The Hunter, which is selling well in Australia, tells the tale of the deadly search of the last Tasmanian tiger. While many people believe the animal is extinct, perhaps even fabled, a mysterious man who only goes by M arrives at the house of Lucy Armstrong. Her naturalist and bioethics expert husband Jarrah has disappeared on the plateau, leaving M to take advantage of her. His mission for his biotech company is to secure genetic material from the last remaining Tasmanian devil, which has reportedly been spotted on the plateau.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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  1. Mr. Jermyn

    November 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Wow!
    First it's the the search for the, “the last Tasmanian tiger,” (possibly extinct? Exciting!) …then it's “last remaining Tasmanian devil” (ahh, not really extinct at all).

    The former requires an action packed adventure through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness…
    the second requires one to pop down to the Tassie Devil Conservation Park on the Port Arthur Highway, Taranna, where you can cuddle the cute little buggers to your heart's content. Sure, a fun day out for the kids but…

    Now that's “Shockya” mate!

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