Sam Worthington Set To “Drift”

Screen Australia has given the green light to “Drift”, the 70’s-set Sam Worthington-led surfing drama to be shot in Worthington’s hometown of Perth reports The ABC.

The story follows the Fisher brothers who “escape their brutal past to start a new life in a remote Australian coastal town”. The pair soon battle “suspicious locals, killer waves and ruthless bikers as they struggle to kick-start a business from their greatest passion – surfing,”

Actor turned filmmaker Morgan O’Neill (“The Factory,” “Solo”) directs the $11 million project while Ben Nott (“Tomorrow When the War Began,” “Daybreakers”) will serve as the director of photography. Tim Duffy and Myles Pollard will produce

Screen’s acting CEO Fiona Cameron calls it “the first character-driven action movie set in the surfing world since Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break.”

Also today Screen greenlit Catriona McKenzie’s indigenous coming-of-age story “Satellite Boy” which is set in the Kimberley region.