Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver in Tracks

Crossing the Australian outback on foot with nothing but a trusty dog and four temperamental camels would prove an impossible challenge for most people. But when one has already braved the wilds of Wonderland, maybe a harsh desert trek doesn’t seem so tough.

Former Disney heroine Mia Wasikowska leads John Curran‘s Tracks as real-life traveller Robyn Davidson, who set out on her cross-country journey in 1977. Her journey was documented by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, who’s played here by possible future Star Wars villain Adam Driver. Watch the new Tracks trailer after the jump.

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In 1977 a young woman walked across nearly 2000 miles of Australian outback, accompanied only by her dog and four camels, mostly because she wanted to. Naturally people said she was crazy, and failed to understand what she was trying to accomplish. Now her story has been adapted to film, with Mia Wasikowska starring. John Curran (Stone, The Painted Veil) directed Tracks, and the footage at least looks just as beautiful and austere as the depths of the desert can be. Have a look at the trailer below. Read More »

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Edward Norton and director John Curran are slowly cultivating a good working relationship. They previously made The Painted Veil, which wasn’t quite a success, and then crafted Stone. The latter, despite having early caution instilled thanks to a terrible sales trailer, has turned out to be a fairly satisfying thriller / character study.

And now the team of Norton and Curran is working together on an HBO miniseries based on the story of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Read More »

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Millenium Films has released a marketing trailer for The Painted Veil and We Don’t Live Here Anymore director John Curran‘s new film, a prison-set psychological crime thriller. Edward Norton stars as a convicted arsonist who looks to manipulate a parole officer (Robert De Niro) into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife (Mila Jovovich) in the lawman’s path.

Originally written as a play, and adapted for the screen by Independent Spirit Award-nominated scribe Angus MacLachlan, a Winston-Salem screenwriter and playwright, best known for the 2005 film Junebug and the short film Tater Tomater. A bit of trivia: Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek) played the lead in the one and only Los Angeles table reading performance of the play in 2003.

It’s a rough cut trailer for exhibitors and marketing, but you’ll get the idea. Watch it now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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