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.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
WOW! Very cool. I might not like all of his films but he does have a stunning eye.
Ryan on Apr 17, 2008
I hope this is greally good and it does well at boxoffice.
Jojo on Apr 17, 2008
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)
Dusty on Apr 17, 2008
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.
Anthony on Apr 17, 2008
hahaha Hugh Jackman looks like Indiana Jones meets Clint Eastwood!
bltzie on Apr 17, 2008
can you say Best Achievement in Cinematography nomination! Those are incredible. I love them and I really can't wait for this now.
Jeff Warner on Apr 17, 2008
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... http://www.apple.com/education/settoscreen/ No joke!
Andy on Apr 18, 2008
Looks great!! Beautiful cinematography and costume design - Hugh certainly looks clint-esque but he looks very dominant and powerful... can't wait
nha on Apr 18, 2008
Oh, I'm all over this one! It's going to be epic. And most likely will get tons of nominations.
Rob on Apr 18, 2008
Seriously, download the podcasts on itunes - really inspiring!
Traveler on Apr 18, 2008
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.
Phil on Apr 18, 2008
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.
Rob on Apr 18, 2008
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.
Jen on Apr 18, 2008
Props to the still photographer & co. These photos are just beautiful.
Kay on Apr 18, 2008
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!
avoidz on Apr 19, 2008
wow those are amazing, this will be sure to win best cinematography ill keep my eyes open for this movie.
Curtis on Apr 19, 2008
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