Storm Boy Looks Like One Of The Best Family Films Of 2019

Other | Wednesday 9th January 2019 | David

Forty-three years after it was originally adapted for the screen, a second film adaptation of Colin Thiele's novel Storm Boy will be opening in Australian cinemas later this year through distributor Sony Pictures.

The novel, which was originally published in 1964, followed a lonely young Australian boy named Mike who cares for three orphaned pelican chicks. With their mother gone, Mike finds that he needs to teach the chicks how to fend for themselves before releasing them into the wild. This proves to be more difficult that he originally thought, but he soon finds himself forming an incredible bond with the birds. So if you happen to be an animal lover, Storm Boy will be essential viewing. But you might want to keep in mind that this is a film which is bound to bring a tear to your eye, so be sure to keep some tissue handy.

Storm Boy was mainly filmed along the beautiful Southern Australian coast, with Shawn Seet directing. It stars Finn Little as Mike, alongside Jai Courtney, Morgana Davies, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson, and Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush. The pelicans used in the film were rescued as chicks by the Adelaide Zoo after their nest was abandoned. 

Sony Pictures will release Storm Boy in Australia on January 17, and although a UK release date has yet to be confirmed, we probably won’t have too long to wait before this beautiful looking film graces our screens.