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After recently appearing at Supanova on the Gold Coast, Aussie filmmaker Luke Sparke has revealed even more big names for his upcoming Occupation: Rainfall sequel.
With Chapters 2 and 3 confirmed to film back-to-back in Australia later this year, Jeremy Piven (Rock n Rolla, Entourage) Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica and the upcoming Step Up: High Water), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and Danny Trejo (Machete) have joined the franchise.
It’s expected additional announcements of both new and returning cast will be unveiled in the lead-up to the sci-fi action thriller, written and directed by Sparke.
“It’s been a genuine thrill to see Occupation: Rainfall find its audience as it [has] rolled out around the world,” Sparke said.
“Every day, it finds new fans and the feedback from them has been amazingly supportive. I’m so happy that I can bring my vision for the ‘Rainfall Trilogy’ to the screens very, very soon.
“They are bigger, better and bombastic but also uniquely grounded in humanity and what it means to be a member of this planet. Filming these stories back-to-back later this year will be a huge challenge but one I’m excited to deep dive into with the amazing cast and crew we are gathering. It’s a celebration of sci-fi!”
Producers Carly Sparke and Carmel Imrie added: “We are thrilled to be continuing the Rainfall saga and introducing the fans to some more memorable and unique characters and landscapes in this next chapter.
“This film is going to show the world that Sparke Films has taken this whole story to a new level of mind-blowing and epic sci-fi action and that is just the beginning.”
A description of Occupation: Rainfall – Chapter 2 reads:
Survival or extinction. Following the international success of ‘Occupation: Rainfall’, comes the continuing chapters of the ‘Rainfall’ trilogy. Earth’s resistance is thrown into chaos as an ominous new threat ruthlessly hunts down the humans that are left, and any aliens who have joined them. With no clear leader and struggling to find common ground, the resistance finds itself on the brink of destruction. Aboard the Mothership, a group of survivors, plan to strike at the heart of the Alien threat – the Rainfall weapon – as the fate of all life hangs in the balance.
As if that wasn’t enough, Luke Sparke has also this month confirmed he’ll direct brand new, genre-raising horror film, Scurry, starring Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile):
In ‘Scurry’, the city is under attack by a monstrous threat. Two strangers, a family man with everything to live for and a criminal with nothing to lose, find themselves trapped below ground during the chaos. Badly injured and with limited resources, they must navigate a treacherous, narrowing tunnel in hopes of finding an exit before they bleed out. Fear and desperation consume them as the threat closes in and they soon discover they have more to fear than each other.