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Great news! Sequels to three foreign horror movies with some of the biggest cult followings over the past decade -- Australia's Wolf Creek, Norway's Dead Snow and South Korea's The Host -- are on their way! Here's the rundown on what stages of development they're in:
- Wolf Creek 2 -- the continuing adventures of sadist and serial killer Mick Taylor -- is the closest to fruition, as filming has already begun. Not only is star John Jarratt, who plays the seedy Taylor, returning, but so is director Greg McLean, so you can expect more sleazy Outback exploitation, perhaps late this year or sometime in 2014. The official synopsis is as follows: "Lured by the promise of an authentic Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site's most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the vast and isolated region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor."
- Monster movie sequel The Host 2 will reportedly feature twice the number of giant rampaging creatures (that's two, if you're mathematically challenged). Writer-director Joon-ho Bong isn't returning, but at least it has the firmest release date of the trio so far: early summer 2014.
- Dead Snow creator Tommy Wirkola, fresh off his Hollywood debut Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, is returning to Norway to direct Dead Snow: War of the Dead, which will be released in both Norwegian and English. It's set to begin shooting this summer. The sequel "follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of zombies with the help of the Zombie Squad, a professional gang of zombie killers from the US." A 2014 release should be feasible; hopefully it won't get pushed back further than that.
Sources: ShockTillYouDrop, Twitch, Screen Daily