Ambience Entertainment have announced Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, The King’s Speech) and Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad,Divergent) will star in the upcoming film STORM BOY.
A contemporary re-telling of the 1976 iconic family film, Storm Boy will begin principal photography this July across South Australia.
Geoffrey Rush will star as Mike “Storm Boy” Kingley, who recounts his childhood adventures to troubled teen granddaughter Madeline in an effort to prevent her from making the same mistakes he made years before. He tells her the story of his boyhood – a heart-warming tale about unusual friendship and unconditional love.
Jai Courtney stars as “Hideaway Tom”, a protective father who after the untimely death of his wife and daughter, removes himself and his son from society to live on a remote isolated coastline.
Award winning director Shawn Seet (Two Fists One Heart) will helm Storm Boy, using cutting edge CGI technology, 3D animation and live footage. This new production of Colin Thiele’s Storm Boy is set to capture (and re-capture) the imagination of audiences, young and old. Storm Boy will be released in Australia and New Zealand in 2018.