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New Cryptozoology Film: The Hunter

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 13th, 2011

Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger.

Directed by Daniel Nettheim, The Hunter stars Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, The English Patient, Platoon), Frances O’Connor (Blessed, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Mansfield Park) and Sam Neill (The Dish, Jurassic Park, The Piano).

A reader writes: “Hi Loren, I visited your museum last year with a friend of mine; my name is Jerrod Farthing. I’m from Toronto, and just the other night went to see a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival called The Hunter. It stars Willem Dafoe as a hunter who is hired to seek out the last remaining Thylacine. This film is a refreshing break from the typical bad Bigfoot horror movie. It was also entirely shot on location in Tasmania. Check it out for yourself.”

Willem Dafoe stars in The Hunter, which premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and tells the story of Martin, a mercenary sent on a mission to find the last Tasmanian tiger. He tells Bonnie Laufer of Tribute about his experience working in Tasmania (beware of the leeches) and shares his thoughts on sharing the movie experience with strangers.

The Hunter is due in theaters on October 6, 2011.

Thanks for the original newstip from Jerrod Farthing.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


2 Responses to “New Cryptozoology Film: The Hunter

  1. wolfatrest responds:

    Wow! A crypto-based movie I actually look forward to seeing, who would have thought?

  2. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Here’s hoping that Mr. Dafoe gets the chance to visit the International Cryptozoology Museum as part of the promotion campaign for the movie in the US. :)



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