Even more SXSW video! Today we have a theatrical trailer and red carpet interviews from the South by Southwest Film Festival premiere of THE HUNTER. It's one of those man vs. nature gone wrong films, kind of reminds me of something like THE EDGE or more recently THE GREY. But what's perhaps most interesting about the project is it's director Daniel Nettheim's first big screen movie in 11 years - he's done a lot TV since his last. That's not to say this movie wasn't something he had been working on, as it certainly was. More below.
I got a chance to talk to Nettheim and the film's star Willem Dafoe. It's hard for me to keep from geeking out around a guy like Dafoe, who doesn't appear to do many interviews these days. I mean the man is in some of my favorite movies of all time, and totally steals the scene in all of them. It's one of those unfortunate fates that I'm blessed enough to meet actors like him during these red carpet events, but limited in the time I get to chat with them there... if only I had another hour of interview time. Check out the red carpet interviews here, shot by the always intrepid Ric Mulligan:
And to give you a taste of what to expect from the film itself, check out the theatrical trailer below, just under the official synopsis. I simply LOVE these types of movies.
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. span>
THE HUNTER opens in select theaters April 6, 2012 and is also available through VOD
Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.
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