Those who are eager to see the latest period epic drama from prominent filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, "Australia", on the big screen apparently have to wait longer. According to Variety, the theatrical release date of the movie starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman has been pushed nearly two weeks back from its November 14 schedule to November 26.
The 20th Century Fox's decision on the shifting of the flick's release date allegedly has some connection with the 'pick-ups' filming currently done by Luhrmann in Down Under with lead thesps. With the delayed release, the "Moulin Rouge!" helmer will have more time in finishing the movie.
With the new schedule, it will be making its way to the theaters less than a week after Walt Disney Pictures' "Bolt" and Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" debut in theaters on November 21. It will also be contesting against Jason Statham's action movie"Transporter 3" and Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron's drama thriller "The Road".
Set in Australia during the World War II, "Australia" follows the adventures faced by an aristocratic English woman and a rugged cattle drover when they join forces to drive 2,000 cattle across hundreds of miles of the harsh terrain only to meet the bombing of the city of Darwin. Filmed in locations around the country in 2007, the saga will also center on the built-up romance between the two.