Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney are set for the lead roles in a new film adaptation of the iconic 1976 Australian family film “Storm Boy” which is based on Colin Thiele’s 1964 novel of the same name.
Ambience Entertainment is producing the project dubbed a heartwarming tale about unusual friendship and unconditional love. Rush will play the adult version of the protagonist, who recounts his childhood adventures to his troubled teenage granddaughter.
Courtney is set to play the younger version of the protagonist’s protective father, who removes himself and his son from society following the untimely death of his wife and daughter to live on a remote isolated Australian coastline.
Shawn Seet will helm from an adaptation by Justin Monjo, and the film boasts a combination of live action and 3-D CGI animation.
Michael Boughen and Matthew Street will produce and filming begins in July across South Australia ahead of a 2018 release.