Yet another interesting looking genre film headed to the ongoing EFM in Berlin (which runs until 19th Feb) is 3D creature feature Nest. Here are a few stills from the (biggest ever) Chinese-Australian co-production. It is directed by Australian Kimble Rendall, who previously helmed the Molly Ringwald-starring comedy horror Cut and 2012’s Bait, but whose higher profile work (The Matrix Reloaded, Ghost Rider, Underworld: Rise of The Lycans) has seen him serve as a second unit director.
Nest “Revolves around a team of scientists who while making the discovery of the century lose a colleague in an ancient labyrinth. The group must battle their way through a swarm of deadly, man-eating funnel web spiders and discover the secret behind the arachnids’ power and intelligence – before it’s too late.”
The eclectic cast features Kellan Lutz (Twilight, 2010’s let’s-pretend-it-never-happened A Nightmare on Elm Street), Resident Evil: Retributions’ Bingbing Li, The Hunger Games series’ Stef Dawson, Aussie TV regular Ryan Johnson and Frasier himself, Kelsey Grammar.
Shot in Australia, Nest is produced by star Bingbing Li, alongside Shuo Deng, Gary Hamilton (Storm Warning, exec. Producer on Wolf Creek), Mark Lazarus (The Loved Ones) and Ying Ye (Bait, Paper Planes).