Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Paramount Pictures International has released the full length movie trailer for Stuart Beattie‘s directorial debut Tomorrow When The War Began. You might recognize Beattie’s name as he is a big Hollywood screenwriter behind such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Derailed, 30 Days of Night, Australia, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The action adventure drama is based on John Marsden’s critically- acclaimed novel, and tells the story of “eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight when their country is invaded and their families are taken.” It’s basically Australian’s answer to Red Dawn. The movie stars Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andy Ryan, and Colin Friels.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Official Plot Synopsis:
Based on John Marsden’s popular and critically- acclaimed novel which has sold over 628, 863 copies in Australia alone, THE AGE refers to the series of books as “The best series for Australian teens of all time”
TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’ follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no-one saw coming. Cut off from their families and their friends, these eight extraordinary teenagers must somehow learn to escape, survive and fight back.
Tomorrow When The War Began hits theaters in Australia/New Zealand on September 2nd, 2010.