The Hunter is a new movie with a cryptozoology theme.
Into the heart of Tasmanian darkness goes Martin David (Willem Dafoe), ultra-professional hunter with a secret mission. Martin’s prey…is a thylacine, the long-thought-extinct ‘Tasmanian tiger’.
As part of the movie’s excellently precise introduction, we see some magical 1930s footage of one of the last Thylacines in captivity. It’s a sad, living image that haunts the rest of the story. Reported new sightings have lead American military biotech company Redleaf to hire Martin to trap the beast in order to harvest some of its DNA.
So, this has a grain of truth at it’s core. Watch for reviews on other crypto sites to see how close they come to portraying modern cryptid hunters.
Here is an update on this story: The Hunter makes it’s debut in Australia