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Baz Luhrmann to turn his ‘Australia’ film into limited series

Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 journey flick “Australia” is coming again to screens — however not as the unique function movie.

An extended director’s minimize might be stretched right into a six-part restricted collection now titled, “Faraway Downs,” and might be launched on Hulu.

The unique minimize of “Australia” lasted for 2 hours and 45 minutes, however now, the “Elvis” filmmaker, 59, is placing his director’s minimize within the collection. He famous on the time of the film’s launch that he filmed three endings to the romance drama.

“I initially got down to take the notion of the sweeping, ‘Gone With the Wind’-style epic and switch it on its head — a approach of utilizing romance and epic drama to shine a lightweight on the roles of First Nations folks and the painful scar in Australian history of the ‘Stolen Generations,‘” Luhrmann famous in an announcement.

“Whereas ‘Australia,’ the movie has its personal life, there was one other telling of this story; one with completely different layers, nuances and even various plot twists that an episodic format has allowed us to discover,” he mentioned.

Luhrmann created three separate endings for the theatrical launch of the film.
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“Drawn from the identical materials, ‘Faraway Downs’ is a brand new variation on ‘Australia’ for audiences to find,” the “Nice Gatsby” director added.

“Australia” informed the story of an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a cattle station known as Faraway Downs following the loss of life of her husband getting ready to World Conflict II.

She groups up with a cattle driver (Hugh Jackman) when Australian barons need to infiltrate her land and take over the territory.

FOR SUNDAY FEATURES: HANDOUT of Film, AUSTRALIA. The Drover (Hugh Jackman) and Sarah (Nicole Kidman) revel in the excitement and romance of their adventure.PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTION
Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman took on the romantic leads in “2008’s Australia.”
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Hulu Originals and ABC Leisure president Craig Erwich additionally chimed in along with his personal assertion concerning the upcoming collection, explaining that “revisiting ‘Faraway Downs’ and experiencing [Luhrmann’s] unimaginable movie ‘Australia’ on this distinctive, new episodic format has been a revelatory and distinctive journey.

“We stay up for taking viewers into the ranch and experiencing all the tales which can be each held inside and proceed to unfold there,” Erich continued.

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