Greg McLean of Rogue and the Wolf Creek films has been brought in to executive produce the creature feature Territorial.
The film is currently in pre-production in Australia under the direction of Matthew Holmes.
Holmes co-scripted the film with Alex James. And, based on the following synopsis, the film will be a period piece set against the backdrop of Australia’s colonial period.
Jim Houlden, a down-on-his-luck gold prospector, is arrested for horse-stealing and sent to Melbourne with a notorious outlaw, Charlie Burke.
When the prison coach capsizes in the mountains, Jim makes a daring escape along with Burke and two other convicted men.
They are quickly tracked by a rag-tag team of police led by the determined Sergeant Mitchell, aided by a cunning Black Tracker. Burke ignores any warnings and leads them into a deep, narrow valley longed feared by the native tribes – a valley rumored to be the dwelling place of a “Great Evil.”
Jim now will have to find the courage to not only save himself, but a woman he has fallen for.