RT-UK Exclusive: Set Pics of Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's "Australia"

by | July 6, 2007 | Comments

Rotten Tomatoes has scored some new on-set pics of Nicole Kidman filming on location for Baz Luhrmann’s long-overdue new feature, "Australia."

Set prior to World War II, "Australia" centres on an English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman), who finds herself unexpectedly fighting to save a cattle station the size of Belgium. When local cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle drover (Hugh Jackman) to drive 1500 head of cattle across northern Australia’s breathtaking landscape. Love ensues, but they must still face the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.

Click here to see the pics. They show Kidman and Luhrmann on location in Darwin’s waters, with the actress dressed in period finery for a boat ride. We’ve absolutely no idea exactly what happens in the scene, but if we had to speculate from the pics alone we’d suggest that mid-ride a giant-shark rises out of the water consuming the boat and forcing Kidman to bear arms to defeat the mighty beast, no doubt spitting out a witty one-liner as her machine gun smokes gently following the battle. Fortunately Baz Luhrmann is far cleverer than us and we’re sure whatever he’s come up with is more interesting.

At a press conference in Darwin on Monday, Luhrmann said shooting on location was important, and he hopes that it’ll increase tourism to the region. "If a film moves people, the want to see where it was shot. In New Zealand, the popularity of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ has resulted in a huge rise in New Zealand tourism in the past 6 years. The film has to deliver, but if that happens, everyone benefits."

And locations probably don’t get much more picturesque than Darwin. A four-hour hop from Singapore, the city is set on a peninsula with sea on three sides with natural attractions including three national parks, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. So start planning your holidays…

You can see our full gallery of Australia location shoot pics here, and be sure to visit Australia’s Outback to learn more about Darwin.

Tag Cloud

Mary Poppins Returns cats GLAAD anime politics true crime witnail Pop Bravo DC streaming service Animation FXX Cosplay Dark Horse Comics CMT RT21 Musical comic Set visit APB Hulu psychological thriller Crackle Nickelodeon San Diego Comic-Con dramedy Trophy Talk IFC Film Festival DirecTV Fall TV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt anthology Character Guide robots doctor who E! hist The Arrangement IFC Films Black Mirror Western AMC TBS Paramount Network disaster Vudu Rocky Britbox based on movie DC Comics Chernobyl spy thriller 2019 Box Office RT History Spring TV docudrama spinoff comiccon Schedule CBS unscripted 007 USA Network Valentine's Day DC Universe singing competition Extras A&E 2018 Premiere Dates Martial Arts Biopics BET Women's History Month Trivia E3 Awards Tour Cartoon Network Toys zombie Columbia Pictures Acorn TV PBS Christmas Emmy Nominations Walt Disney Pictures TCA nature The Witch Thanksgiving CBS All Access Red Carpet Horror New York Comic Con TNT HBO spider-man Netflix TCM Certified Fresh thriller Drama VICE cops ABC Family ESPN Sundance Now Quiz Election Interview aliens LGBT dc Rom-Com Marvel YouTube Premium natural history Emmys Freeform Apple justice league Esquire Pixar Tarantino finale YouTube Red The CW Country facebook adventure mutant Brie Larson Sneak Peek Nominations miniseries Song of Ice and Fire History Shondaland Countdown Stephen King Superheroe war ITV space Anna Paquin TLC cults Fantasy strong female leads teaser SDCC Super Bowl Starz Comics on TV crossover Elton John mockumentary Showtime Mudbound blaxploitation Mary poppins Year in Review NBC Star Wars LGBTQ television Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer period drama harry potter green book SundanceTV Mindy Kaling TIFF Musicals X-Men Reality Competition Grammys Watching Series National Geographic Winter TV discovery Adult Swim Sundance SXSW travel crime thriller toy story TV CW Seed award winner dceu Kids & Family TV Land Ovation Disney Channel Mystery Music crime drama talk show social media Infographic ABC animated DGA zombies BBC America Ellie Kemper BBC transformers casting Masterpiece Pirates Warner Bros. psycho Syfy Captain marvel Winners Comedy GIFs police drama President OWN 2016 FX Food Network Amazon Prime biography jamie lee curtis Summer sequel Logo elevated horror 2015 golden globes political drama Universal supernatural Oscars technology science fiction NYCC Spike what to watch Podcast 21st Century Fox Amazon sports Disney 45 2017 zero dark thirty Paramount Lifetime Tomatazos cooking game show composers American Society of Cinematographers CNN See It Skip It El Rey Teen Awards Fox News Sci-Fi Opinion PaleyFest streaming diversity WGN boxoffice Epix cinemax binge Lionsgate vampires theme song Holidays Star Trek Heroines ratings Writers Guild of America adaptation Marathons Rocketman Action Comic Book MCU MSNBC MTV medical drama romance historical drama Spectrum Originals Superheroes YA Reality sitcom Shudder crime Best and Worst Video Games Ghostbusters Sony Pictures TCA 2017 Rock USA VH1 GoT First Look Pet Sematary dragons richard e. Grant Tumblr Nat Geo Photos TruTV Mary Tyler Moore Cannes FOX Pride Month Comedy Central Creative Arts Emmys Lucasfilm Polls and Games 20th Century Fox 24 frames serial killer Calendar festivals