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.
Reader Feedback - 31 Comments
The film looks amazing, I cant wait for it to come out, looks like a possible Oscar contender.
Derek on Sep 29, 2008
I'm a fan of the people involved, hope it's good.
Darunia on Sep 29, 2008
wild and awesome. I'm pumped. Looks like its somewhat predictable, but nonetheless enjoyable. I liked the use of Explosions in the Sky in the beginning.
Nick Sears on Sep 29, 2008
Luhrmann is typically an "everything but the kitchen sink" type of director, so it will be interesting to watch him spread that out a little more into an epic-sized story and location. Truthfully, I have no reason to care about Australia - especially as a period piece. But I think the cinematography is what's going to hook me on this one. Does anyone else find it weird to hear Jackman use his native accent? I've known him as Wolverine for so long, anything else sounds weird...
Tom Brazelton on Sep 29, 2008
EITS is a pretty popular choice to use in movies these days. They're the new Clint Marshall.
StabmasterArson on Sep 29, 2008
I'm not sold yet. Enjoy hearing Explosions in the Sky and agree with Stabmaster. But at the same time, as much as I love the music, I don't really think it fits here.
Nick on Sep 29, 2008
A bit more action than I was expecting.
kevjohn on Sep 29, 2008
Well my girlfriend will be happy as it mostly looks like Hugh Jackman just walks around with his shirt off for the whole film.
Matt on Sep 29, 2008
It looks like such a predictable film, how is it Oscar worthy? I think we've all seen this kind of love story over and over again, and this movie doesn't really put that much of a twist on it, does it? Anyways, I'm hoping this isn't as predictable as the trailer makes it out to be. "Their love, defied destiny." Come on...
Reza on Sep 29, 2008
That was great! BTW - it's coming out Nov. 26, not Nov. 14 (date was changed in August).
paljj on Sep 29, 2008
let's say that I got chills while watching the trailer...oooo yeah....baz is back!!!
scar on Sep 29, 2008
Australia is awesome. Im in haha
bret on Sep 29, 2008
Great song by Explosions in the Sky titled "The Only Moment We Were Alone," in case anyone was wondering, but the song definitely didn't fit with the look of this film; I liked the first trailer much better.
terces7 on Sep 29, 2008
There's a different trailer showing in front of Eagle Eye in Australia...it's a combination of the first trailer ('A land called...Oz') and this one. It's less action-y and more 'epic'. Either way, I'm sold.
Derek on Sep 29, 2008
Baz Luhrman gargles my balls! I HATED Romeo + Juliet and REALLY HATED Moulin Rouge. I don't expect to not hate this.
Kevin on Sep 29, 2008
I live in Darwin which had more bombs dropped on it than Pearl Harbour (so there!), but our wartime history was suppressed by the Govts of the time. The shots of Japanese dive bombers over 'our town' did give me shivers; it was almost enough to overcome my aversion to the Kidman factor.... almost.
Stan on Sep 29, 2008
Silver on Sep 29, 2008
It looks awesome, I'm a fan of Baz's style, which of course, is not for the mere mortals. Besides Kidman and Jackman are there so I'm oversold. It will be great.
David on Sep 30, 2008
Looks cool. They premired it during DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on Sunday though.
Ryan on Sep 30, 2008
My god that looks awesome. I love a epic.
buddhistwisdom7 on Sep 30, 2008
ok lets remake titanic but instead of a boat lets just use a fucking desolated country
Not You on Sep 30, 2008
ok lets remake titanic but instead of a boat lets just use a desolated country still, its gonna be fucking epic
Not You on Sep 30, 2008
I just can't get past Nicole Kidman, she is just awful! A shaved dogs ass could do a better job.
Bob on Sep 30, 2008
I liked this movie better when it had Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.
Colin on Sep 30, 2008
Hugh Jackman rocks. I also like Nicole Kidman a lot...its about time she made something I wanted to see. Lets face it, she doesn't have trouble getting work, but most of her movies bomb (Don't they?) This does look epic, those of us who say it looks predictable are right...but in a good, old-fashioned Hollywood-style predictable!
kitano0 on Sep 30, 2008
#9's right - is does look completely predictable. but it also looks really well-made and interesting. Yes, people have been remaking the same love story... for thousands of years, and it still gets an audience. The cast and crew involved are all amazing - I'm looking forward to it.
Serafina on Oct 1, 2008
Wow Bob number 23 you seem to be so articulate in your choice of words. Nicole Kidman is by far an extreamly talented actress ... You show your lack of intelligance when you post comments like that. The movie does look amazing ... A lot better than other movies I would say that could be listed together with it, like Pearl Harbour that was just horrible writing and acting. I am really looking forward to this film ...
Tucker on Oct 1, 2008
As shallow as this is...I'm looking forward to it because I love Hugh Jackman. This might be the role Nicole Kidman needs to be rejuvenate her career--her last few movies have been bombs.
ewilson131 on Oct 1, 2008
People always get so personal with their posts. attacking intelligence and everything. oy. as for predictable, yes, it does look that way. but i agree with 22: epic. I think it'll be a movie worth watching... and I still haven't seen Titanic, nor do I care if I do. maybe one day...
dave13 on Oct 1, 2008
Looks like a decent movie. At first I thought it looked a little too similar to Far and Away but that all changed about 30% of the way in to the trailer. Good cast and Baz Luhrman is someone I expect to be able to pull this off although I wasn't a fan of the Romeo + Juliet movie. One of the worst Shakespeare adaptations I've seen, but between Moulin and Strictly, he's got my vote of confidence.
Gryphon on Oct 4, 2008
This looks to be the hottest movie for the Holiday season. I predict many Oscar nods and maybe wins. I know it will win some techs come February. I hope Nicole is great in this film and quietens the naysayers for awhile. She really is a great actress and needs a good role to sink her teeth in. I hope this does the trick. Hugh Jackman looks yummy.
Drew on Oct 4, 2008
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