Jungle (2017) is the next movie from Australian filmmaker Greg McLean, an expert of bringing horror in survival in the wild situations as he did in his most claimed works Wolf Creek (2005) and Wolf Creek 2 (2013), and also in Rogue (2007). This time, he didn’t choose a story of his own but went to a true story adventure. His current movie is based on the memoir “Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival” written by Yossi Ghinsberg. And for the film adaptation of the adventures, Ghinsberg is played by Daniel Radcliffe.
In real life, Ghinsberg was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981. In La Paz, the group met Karl Ruprechter, a mysterious Austrian who claimed to be a geologist. He and his friends went by plane to the Amazon and arrived in the middle of an uncharted area in the Amazonian town of Rurrenabaque. The local indigenous people warned them of the dangers of the path they were taking. Nevertheless, they continued to delve deeper into the jungle by sailing along the Beni River. They traveled to small villages and communities where they restocked food and supplies. After traveling through the rainforest for several days, they realized that Ruprechter was lying about knowing where to find the gold and the indigenous village, and that he was actually an Austrian criminal who was hunting for gold for his own selfish purposes. From then, all went from bad to worse.
The movie is already completed and is scheduled to be released this next 20th of october in the USA. Together with Daniel Radcliffe, it stars Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Yasmin Kassim, Jacek Koman, Lily Sullivan, Angie Milliken, Joel Jackson, Luis Jose Lopez, Paris Moletti and Joey Vieira. Yesterday the first official trailer for the movie was released. You can check it out here:
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