THE judge who will preside over the Peter Falconio trial has asked the prosecution and defence to see the new Australian movie Wolf Creek.
The Outback thriller is jointly based on the disappearance of Huddersfield tourist Mr Falconio and the case of Australian serial murderer Ivan Milat.
Chief Justice Brian Martin told a court in the Northern Territory of Australia he wanted parties to consider if there was anything inflammatory in it that could affect a fair trial for Bradley John Murdoch, 45, the man accused of murdering Mr Falconio.
The trial has already been adjourned once.
Murdoch's trial - expected to last two months - is scheduled to begin on October 17.
He is accused of shooting Mr Falconio, 28, of Hepworth, after flagging down the camper van he was travelling in with his girlfriend Joanne Lees on July 14, 2001.
Justice Martin said he knew nothing about the film apart from what he had read in the media but believed it was "somewhat violent".
He asked Director of Public Prosecutions Rex Wild, QC, and Ian Read, counsel appearing for Mr Murdoch, to have someone view it.
If the parties said there was cause for concern, appropriate action could be taken.