Baz Luhrmann re-edits Australia 2008 in a new limited series | Movies

Baz Luhrmann may be ahead at the box office thanks to his latest work, Elvisbut in 2008 he did not do well Australia Critical negatives were welcomed and the audience was ignored. So now he’s going to Snyder’s Cut The way, the epic drama reworked into a limited series called Far Downs.

Effectively, the director’s six-episode thriller sees Luhrmann salvaging the cut-offs, breaking the story into parts, altering the ending and updating the soundtrack.

Skipping the original, the story centers on the English aristocratic Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) who inherits Faraway Downs, a large cattle ranch in Australia after her husband’s death. When Australian cattle barons plot to take over her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a ruthless rancher (Hugh Jackman) to protect her ranch. The story also includes young Nola (Brandon Walters), a biracial Aboriginal Australian child caught up in the government’s brutal racist policy now referred to as the “Stolen Generations”.

“I originally set out to take the idea of ​​the sweeper Gone with the WindLuhrmann explains: “- Epic-style and turned upside down.” It is a way of using romance and epic drama to highlight the roles of First Nations peoples and the painful scar in the Australian history of the Stolen Generations. While Australia The film has its own life, there was another version of this story.

The new release will premiere later this year on Hulu in the US and via Disney+ in the UK.

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