A trailer has been released for the feature film Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows.
The film, to be released in cinemas on January 1st, picks up a year after Felix (Dougie Baldwin), Jake (Matt Testro), Sam (Rahart Adams) and Andy (Joel Lok) crossed dimensions, discovered magic and battled the restoring demon.
It is produced by Beth Frey for Matchbox Pictures, directed by David Caesar (Dirty Deeds, Idiot Box, Mullet), created and co-written by Tony Ayres, and co-written by Rhys Graham and Craig Irvin.
Nowhere Boys has been a well-made teen series (and pleasingly one that appeals to males), yet I must admit I’m still trying to get my head around its leap to cinema screens, and how it will expand to a grander scale -as opposed to looking like another episode.
ABC also indicates it will screen on ABC3 “soon after,” so would families be better to hold onto their dollars and wait for the Free to Air viewing? Confusing….
Family features are doing well at the cinema lately (Oddball, Paper Planes etc) so here’s hoping this is a model that pays off for everybody.
They’re now back home in Bremin and are struggling with everyday teenage life. Felix has high hopes for the four heroes. He wants them to push the limits of their magical ability, working as a team to become masters of the arcane. But although he’s unwilling to admit it, the boys have grown apart. Once in perfect magical and elemental alignment, the boys are now a tangle of rivalry and distrust.
On the verge of separating, the Nowhere Boys are drawn together for one last spell when Felix discovers a magically sealed ‘Book of Shadows’. Unwittingly this releases a powerful force of chaos, and the gang is reluctantly drawn into a showdown that threatens their world and all they love…
Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is a Matchbox Pictures production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and with the financial assistance of Screen Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria. It will be distributed internationally by NBCUniversal and in Australian and New Zealand (Non-theatrical) by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.