News 18.05.18

LUKE BRACEY & TRAVIS FIMMEL STAR IN EPIC VIETNAM WAR MOVIE DANGER CLOSE FILMING NOW IN QUEENSLAND



Luke Bracey & Travis Fimmel star in epic Vietnam war movie Danger Close filming in Queensland

Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge, Point Break, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Hacksaw Ridge, Moulin Rouge) and Daniel Webber (The Dirt, The Punisher) will join Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft) on set in Queensland.

The film, written by Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia), director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Kill Me Three Times, Australia Day) and producers John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz (The Hunter’s Prayer, Killerman, Deadline Gallipoli), and Martin Walsh (The Battle of Long Tan).

 

Travis Fimmel with the Long Tan vets – standing next to Lt. Col Harry Smith (on Travis’ right).

Danger Close tells the story of Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers on the afternoon of August 18, 1966 in South Vietnam. These men battled for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, mud and shattered trees of the rubber plantation Long Tan, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man braced themselves for the fight for their lives.

Danger Close will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Transmission Films.

 

PTE Bill “Yank” Akell from CHQ. Bill was 19 when he ran through enemy lines to deliver his spare radio to 10 Platoon at the height of The Battle Of Long Tan. A hero among many. Talking with director Kriv Stenders in the rubber plantation where they will film.

Queensland has hosted a pipeline of back-to-back production including Harrow, Thor: Ragnarok, Jungle, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Aquaman, Tidelands.  Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will soon lead a delegation to Hollywood. Queensland continues to forge many exciting partnerships with leading international studios.