Tomorrow, When The War Began 2 (2012), the sequel to Tomorrow, When The War Began, has been green-lit. Tomorrow, When The War Began director/writer Stuart Beattie is returning as are cast members Caitlin Stasey, Phoebe Tonkin, Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings, Chris Pang, and Andrew Ryan. Tomorrow, When The War Began apparently brought in enough during its theatrical run to warrant a sequel. Tomorrow, When The War Began only cost $27 Million to make. Tomorrow, When The War Began 2′s plot synopsis: “The group is in a state of depression. They spend most of the time in Hell whilst the war rages on outside in Wirrawee and Australia. With relationships beginning to grow and conflicts running high, the group eventually meet a band of free Australians known as ‘Harvey’s Heroes’, which is lead by the mysterious Major Harvey.” I have saw the first Tomorrow, When The War Began and it had a few good moments but it was no Red Dawn. It didn’t have that film’s intensity at all.
Following on from the announcement of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ last weekend, the NSW Government announced today production would kick off shortly in Sydney on a sequel to last year’s $27 million action feature ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’.
Nicknamed the ‘Aussie Red Dawn’, the film was an adaptation of the first book in John Marsden’s best-selling seven novel series…Set to once again shoot around the Hunter Region and the Blue Mountains, it’s expected to pump almost $40 million and create up to 450 jobs for the local economy.
Tomorrow, When The War Began is already out on DVD and Blu-ray. I’m surprised the sequel isn’t being titled after the second book in the series: The Dead of Night. BTW, did you see the first Tomorrow, When The War Began and what did you think of it? Are you excited about the sequel?