Gorgeous New Photos from Baz Luhrmann's Australia

April 17, 2008
Source: Official Website, IESB

Gorgeous New Photos from Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Australia is definitely looking good now! I already thought this movie looked good last December when we first posted some photos, but now it looks even better! I'm very anxious to see a trailer - I think there's a lot more to this movie than we're seeing. I mean, it is Baz Luhrmann, the crazy filmmaker who brought us Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet. While we wait for a trailer to hit, we've got some gorgeous new photos in the meantime. When I say gorgeous, I truly mean it, these look stunning and I really hope they're a testament to what we'll eventually see in theaters this fall.

A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, Australia centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.

A few of these photos come from the official website for the film - - and the others from our friends over at IESB - you can find more there. I hope you enjoy them!

Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Australia is both co-written and directed by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet previously. Other high profile screenwriters Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean, G.I. Joe), and Richard Flanagan (The Sound of One Hand Clapping) have been involved with elements of the script as well. Australia is currently set to arrive in theaters on November 26th.

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  • WOW! Very cool. I might not like all of his films but he does have a stunning eye.
  • Jojo
    I hope this is greally good and it does well at boxoffice.
  • Dusty
    I am with you on that Ryan #1... it is his eye for he angles and the colors... I still remember the style of Romeo and Juliet.. and that is why I am sold... I was gonna mention Moulin, but didn't enjoy it (I know, I know, and yes it has grown on me a little, but anyways)
  • Anthony
    I havn't seen neither Moulin Rogue nor Romeo + Juliet but just looking at these photos and it being Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, who in my opinion are wonderful actors, I have high hopes and am a little excited to hear and see more.
  • bltzie
    hahaha Hugh Jackman looks like Indiana Jones meets Clint Eastwood!
  • can you say Best Achievement in Cinematography nomination! Those are incredible. I love them and I really can't wait for this now.
  • Andy
    I do agree that Hugh Jackman looks a lot like Indy and Clint combined... Here are some behind the scene clips! Apparently Baz is teaming up with apple... No joke!
  • nha
    Looks great!! Beautiful cinematography and costume design - Hugh certainly looks clint-esque but he looks very dominant and powerful... can't wait
  • Rob
    Oh, I'm all over this one! It's going to be epic. And most likely will get tons of nominations.
  • Traveler
    Seriously, download the podcasts on itunes - really inspiring!
  • Phil
    Incredible photography. Alex, thanks for posting these. I don't know why, but ever since Russell Crowe backed out of this movie (over creative differences or whatever it was) I kind of lost interest in the project. After seeing these, I'm back on board.
  • Rob
    Crowe backed out because of scheduling conflicts. The film was moved back a few times and he had other projects lined up. Hopefuly one day he and Kidman will do a film. They're great friends in real life.
  • Jen
    I saw the video diary about the on set photography. It is amazing to see the photos they shot. I really hope they include more photos with the sunset in the background because that one here is gorgeous.
  • Kay
    Props to the still photographer & co. These photos are just beautiful.
  • avoidz
    Nicole Kidman's scene stand-in was a wax figure; there's no difference in their expressions, and their acting ability is about equal. All the best to Hugh Jackman, though!
  • Curtis
    wow those are amazing, this will be sure to win best cinematography ill keep my eyes open for this movie.




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