Aussie Action Flick Tomorrow When The War Began Hits the Big Screen to High Acclaim
11/02/2010

The big screen version of the hit book, "Tomorrow When The War Began" by prominent Australian author John Marsden receives high praise from viewers of all ages.

Online PR News – 02-November-2010 – – Audiences everywhere are in for a good dose of action packed adventure as the popular book by John Marsden makes its way to the big screen. The Tomorrow When The War Began movie features youthful resilience front and center as a group of friends end up conducting hit and run campaigns in an attempt to win back the freedom that had been taken away by a mysterious occupying army. The friends persist despite the odds stacked against them in an effort to free their families and thwart the enemy force. The film was released in Australia on September 2, 2010 and is now making its way to movie theaters across the world.

Rachel Hurd-Wood, Caitlin Stasey, Phoebe Tonkin, Ashleigh Cummings, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Chris Pang and Andy Ryan deliver credible performances as tenacious young adults determined to extinguish the chaos that has descended upon them, and impede the invading foreign army. Through it all, the teenagers manage to find a little romance, reminding the audience that young love still manages to go on despite the unspeakable tragedy that is unfolding all over the place.

The Tomorrow When The War Began movie is directed by first time director Stuart Beattie. Beattie is also responsible for the developing the script, and does a commendable job adapting the John Marsden book for the big screen. Stuart Beattie is quite the accomplished writer, having written the screenplays for "Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Australia" among others.

"You're curious to see the movie because, why [not], I read that book, and it's a great book... It's a very faithful adaptation of the book... John Marsden signed off on it, and if you loved the book, you'll love the movie," explains Stuart Beattie, the creative genius whose efforts contributed greatly to the book's big screen success. On the matter of character development, Beattie adds "I always thought one of the best things about the book was that it was very character heavy... These eight characters are very well defined and they all have their own journeys... it was a matter of letting the action happen around them."

The Tomorrow When The War Began book was well received by the international community when it was first released, and anticipation for the big screen version runs high. In 2000, the Swedish government financed the production and distribution of the book to its legions of teens, after their peers selected it as the book reluctant readers would be most likely to enjoy. American Library Association named Tomorrow, When the War Began as one of the best young adult titles published in America in 1996.

Paramount Pictures International is handling the distribution of the movie to Europe and South Africa. Tomorrow When The War Began is represented internationally by Inferno Entertainment, and was produced by Ambience Entertainment.

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Tomorrow When The War Began is a highly acclaimed Australian film based on the book of the same name by John Marsden. The screenplay was created by Stuart Beattie whose previous works included "Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Australia." Stuart Beattie also makes his directorial debut with this movie that features a band of eight young adults intent on expelling the invading force that has displaced their town.

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