We saw this film back in November last year where it played as one of the films at Frightfest's Halloween all-nighter at the ICA - and it received a great reception there, even though it was around four in the morning.
Well, Universal Pictures have now announced the UK release of Gone, a dark and sinister portrayal of fatal attraction from first time director Ringan Ledwidge, out to own and rent on DVD and Download-to-Own from 16th July 2007, and if you liked Wolf Creek then you certainly don't want to miss out on this film.
Remember, in the outback nobody can hear you scream…
Set against the stunning and desolate Australian outback, haunting psychological thriller Gone is the story of two young backpackers who take the trip of a lifetime only to end up on a road trip to hell.
When British couple Sophie (Amelia Warner) and Alex (Shaun Evans) arrive in Australia for a backpacking adventure, they soon meet charismatic and mysterious American drifter Taylor (Scott Mechlowicz). These new found friends decide to abandon the usual tourist trail of white sandy beaches and head off inland to see the real Australia and the barren but beautiful outback.
But as the sun beats down and the roads turn from tarmac to red dirt, Alex suspects Taylor’s motives for imposing his friendship upon them and begins to doubt whether traveling with him was such a good idea – especially when he realizes Taylor’s growing infatuation with his girlfriend, Sophie.
Taylor holds some potentially incriminating evidence to blackmail Alex and he uses this to force his way and his will on the unsuspecting couple. Taylor’s dark side is slowly revealed, as he starts to play mind games with Sophie and Alex turning them against each other.
Relationships deteriorate further when festering tensions between the two boys spill over into a bloody roadside fight. As their journey and relationships take unexpected and violent twists and turns Sophie is left embroiled in a torturous battle of conscience over who she should trust....
Gone is released on 16th July 2007 by Universal Studios priced at £15.99. Extra features include a 'Making of' (29 minutes 26 seconds) and deleted scenes (7 minutes 53 seconds).