Yes, climate-themed movies are coming to Australia now.
And a break-out Australian climate thriller titled ”2067” is in production now and set for release Down Under and worldwide in 2019.
It’s a climate change movie that veteran Hollywood ace Seth Larney is writing and directing. It’s been a 20 year passion project, according to industry sources. ”2067” is a feature movie about humans looking to the future for answers after the planet’s forests, wildlife and plants are ravaged by climate change.
Who’s in it?
Ryan Kwanten (”True Blood”) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (”X-Men Apocalypse”) lead a cast that includes Deborah Mailman, Aaron Glenane, Damian Walshe-Howling, Leeanna Walsman, Finn Little, Sana’a Shaik and Matt Testro.
It’s a story that is character-driven, and having actors of this caliber and gravitas will surely pay dividends. This is a film from Down Under with great breakout potential.
Early work on the film began in the summer of 2018 at Adelaide Studios in South Australia.
Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, is handling international sales, excluding Australia and New Zealand where Umbrella Entertainment has distribution rights. Shout! Studios has acquired all North American rights. The film actually started principal photography on November 3, sources said.
Australian government funding and investment partners on the film include Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation and Create NSW. Executive producers are Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica), Alexandra Burke, Craig McMahon, James Boyce and Claire Evans, Jeff Harrison and Ari Harrison, Josh Pomeranz and Adam Scott, Will Gammon, Bryce Menzies and Clement Dunn.
Kodi Smit-McPhee is represented by ICM Partners. Ryan Kwanten is represented by RGM Artists, WME and Link Entertainment. Deborah Mailman, Damian Walshe-Howling and Leeanna Walsman are represented by Sue Barnett and Associates.
Mr. Larney, who has spent most of his career on the digital management and effects side of pics working on titles such as ”The Matrix Reloaded” and ”Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” is directing the movie from his own original screenplay. Lisa Shaunessy (”Killing Ground”) and Leonie Mansfield of Arcadia are producers with Buffalo Gal Pictures Phyllis Laing, Kojo Entertainment Kate Croser and with Michael Rymer exec producing.
Who said there are no interesting movies coming out of Australia? That’s all about to change when “2067” hits theaters in Asia and North America next year.