Movie News - Tomorrow When The War Began

Tomorrow when the War Began has well and truly broken the $10 million mark in Australia and New Zealand and secured further international distribution. The film is based on a novel by best selling author John Marsden, a novel which has been enjoyed by just about every Australian school kid!

This is great news for not only Paramount Pictures and the film makers but for the entire Australian Film Industry. Congrats to all involved, you've really done us proud!

Official Press Release:

The Australian box office hit TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN is still going strong having taken AUD$11 million in Australia and over NZD$1.2 million in New Zealand. Opening early last month in both countries the film scored the third-biggest ever opening for an Australian film after Happy Feet and Australia and taking the position as the biggest Australian film of 2010.

After successful launches in Australia and New Zealand where the film is continuing to attract huge audiences, Paramount Pictures International has also acquired distribution rights for the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Russia, Portugal and South Africa.

Andrew Cripps, President Paramount Pictures International, said “We are delighted to be distributing Tomorrow When the War Began in these additional markets and greatly look forward to bringing this story to international audiences.”

Based on the best selling and much loved novel by John Marsden 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 learn to escape, survive and fight back against a hostile military force.

Stuart Beattie, whose screenwriting credits include Australia, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Collateral,wrote the screenplay and makes his directorial debut on TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN.

Paramount Pictures are distributing and marketing the film in Australia and New Zealand. Principal investor Omnilab Media, through its production arm Ambience Entertainment, has taken the first novel in the series, TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN, from page to screen. International Sales are being handled by Inferno Entertainment. 


Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours, The Sleepover Club)                as Ellie Linton
Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan, Dorian Gray, Perfume)     as Corrie McKenzie
Lincoln Lewis (Home & Away)                                                as Kevin Holmes
Deniz Akdeniz (When the Bell Rings)                                    as Homer Yannos
Phoebe Tonkin (H2O – Just Add Water)                               as Fiona (Fi) Maxwell
Chris Pang (Home Song Stories, Real Stories)                   as Lee Takkam
Ashleigh Cummings (Home & Away, Razzle Dazzle)         as Robyn Mathers
Andy Ryan (The Jesters)                                                          as Chris Lang

John Marsden’s best-selling series of seven books has sold over 2 million copies in Australia and New Zealand


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