Ken Jeong Announced to Star in OCCUPATION: RAINFALL as Production Begins!
Sparke Films, the team behind this year’s Australian-produced sci-fi blockbuster OCCUPATION have announced that principle photography will commence today on the sequel, OCCUPATION: RAINFALL.
OCCUPATION: RAINFALL picks up two years into the intergalactic invasion of earth, survivors of Sydney fight back in a desperate ground war. As causalities mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the Alien invaders hellbent on making earth their new home, the race is on to save the earth.
Ken Jeong, star of the recent international box office hit CRAZY RICH ASIANS and the beloved THE HANGOVER franchise, is set to star and will touch down in Australia early October to begin shooting his scenes. Filmmaker Luke Sparke has said “we’re building a whole new world with OCCUPATION: RAINFALL and to have Ken join the film alongside our awesome returning cast members is mind blowing. I’ve admired his work and his successes for years and can’t wait to see what brings to the project“.
Ken will join Lawrence Makoare (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Vince Colosimo (DAYBREAKERS) and Tamala Shelton (CLEVERMAN) along with returning cast Temuera Morrison (AQUAMAN), Dan Ewing (RED BILLABONG), Stephany Jacobsen (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES), Aaron Jeffery (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), Zachary Garred (GENERAL HOSPITAL), Izzy Stephens (PUBERTY BLUES) and Trystan Go (THE FAMILY LAW) who will all reprise their roles from OCCUPATION.
Joining returning producers Carly & Carmel Imrie is American executive producer Todd Williams (THE NUN). Film Mode Entertainment return as the international sales agents with Monster Pictures are onboard as the Australian/New Zealand distributors.
Principle photography on OCCUPATION: RAINFALL has commenced today and will take place in various locations across Queensland and New South Wales over the coming months.
Stay tuned as we bring you regular updates from the set of OCCUPATION: RAINFALL.