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