The team behind Australian horror film The Tunnel is now in development on sequel The Tunnel: Dead-End. The project has just received funding from Screen Australia.

The story will pick up the story years later as Tangles’ sister tries to find out what happened to her brother in the tunnels.

“Initially, we weren’t anticipating doing another Tunnel film but the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original, as well as our fans clamouring for another on an almost daily basis, made us go back and give it a second thought. We weren’t going to go ahead unless we could find a story we were 100% behind, which we now have and are thrilled to have the support of Screen Australia,” said Distracted Media’s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey. 

Distracted is also going to use the Tunnel’s crowdfunding model (a 135k Project) to help finance sci-fi thriller Airlock, which it says is the vein of Alien.

Tedeschi and Harvey added: “The Tunnel: Dead End is a great opportunity to take Distracted Media into a different playing field but as producers we still very much believe in the basic principles of the 135k Project. Having a more mainstream film in The Tunnel: Dead End will enable us to up the stakes significantly with Airlock, which will hopefully raise the bar for our free internet releases and what we can put back into their success,” said Distracted Media’s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey.