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.
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.