Greg McLean’s Rogue Gets a Poster

The official poster for Australian film director Greg McLean’s crocodile film “Rogue” has surface. Get it? Surfaced? It’s a movie about a crocodile that swims? Oh man, I kill me. But I digress. For a while there, it looked like “Rogue” was going to get the direct-to-DVD treatment, but smarter heads have prevailed, and the film will indeed get a theatrical run in the States before making its way to DVD shelves everywhere. The film stars Aussie Radha Mitchell and American Michael Vartan battling a killer croc. Where’s Crocodile Dundee when you need him…

An idyllic wildlife cruise disintegrates into terror when a party of tourists are stalked by a massive man-eating crocodile. Pete McKell, a cynical American travel writer, joins a disparate group of holiday-makers on a river cruise through the waters of Kakadu National Park. Initially Pete clashes with their tour captain, Kate, a feisty young woman who assumes he is just another ‘city-slicker’ in search of a quick thrill. After an uneventful day cruising the river, Kate is reluctantly persuaded to steer their boat into unexplored territory. They discover a secluded lake but terror strikes when their craft receives a powerful blow from beneath the murky depths and begins to sink. With little choice, she beaches the vessel on the closest dry land -a tiny mud island. With a rising tide and only half an hour of daylight left, fear grips the group as they realize they are trapped in the lair of a ‘rogue’ crocodile, governed only by its need to hunt and kill. Begrudgingly, Pete and Kate join forces to keep hysteria at bay and in the process start to see beyond their initial impressions. Their first attempt to escape fails, but then Pete has an idea – they must trap the crocodile to enable the group to flee to the other side of the island whilst Kate swims for help. Pete volunteers to stand guard, but without warning, the beast breaks free and targets Kate who fails to resurface. As darkness descends and the muddy waters rise, a terrifying struggle ensues with only one probable outcome death.

No firm release dates have been released for the movie just yet.

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