Watch: First Trailer for Oz Surfing Drama 'Drift' with Sam Worthington
"This is either the start of something cool, or the beginning of the end." Let's kick things off with an Aussie surfing drama to start out the week. Our friends at Twitch have found a trailer for another thrilling surfer movie about two brothers in the 1970s - called Drift. The film stars Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel as the brothers, along with Sam Worthington along for the ride as "traveling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB". We've seen a number of surfer films recently, with Soul Surfer and Chasing Mavericks, but none of them can really live up to Point Break or Big Wednesday. The final shot in this is kind of epic.
In the 70s, two brothers Andy & Jimmy (Myles Pollard & Xavier Samuel) battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry with bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB (Sam Worthington) and gorgeous Hawaiian surfer companion, Lani (Lesley-Ann Brandt).
Drift is co-directed by newcomers Morgan O'Neill & Ben Nott, from a screenplay by Morgan O'Neill based on a story by O'Neill & Tim Duffy. The film will be released in the US by Wrekin Hill Entrainment, but they haven't set the release date yet. Drift will release in Australian theaters sometime in 2013 as well. Anyone?
Looks great - something a little more fresh and not blowing up in your face - has some good story beats. Look forward to seeing it.
dom on Dec 17, 2012
this is looking good...and the last couple of shots of the waves were really cool!
beevis on Dec 17, 2012
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