Must Watch: Second Full Trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Australia
by Alex Billington
September 29, 2008
Welcome to Australia. An epic and exciting new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Australia has debuted this morning. At long last we finally get to see what this movie is really all about - the "rule breaking" romance between Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. I've said it before when the first trailer hit and I'll say it again - this movie looks absolutely amazing. I definitely think Baz Luhrmann has pulled off another huge success and I really can't wait to see it. At least it'll be enough of a love letter to Australia to finally convince me to visit the country, which I've been putting off for a while. And I think this definitely will be a strong Oscar contender this year. Be sure to check out this trailer today, you won't be let down!
Watch the second trailer for Australia:
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 by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
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. Fox is debuting Australia in theaters everywhere on November 26th this fall.