May 14, 2011 By Jon Lyus
Eagle eyed visitors to Cannes can spot all sorts of new images and posters for the films that will be coming our way in the next few years and while waltzing from the beach to the next soiree Dave snapped the poster for a new Sam Worthington film.
Drift, an Australian production, is to be directed by Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill and filming is set to begin this summer once Worthington is done facing the Wrath of those pesky Titans. The new poster is not too dissimilar to the image on the official website but TFI are clearly shopping the film around with their greatest asset front and centre.
Here’s a synopsis for all fine people:
“Australia, 1970s. The Fisher brothers, Andy (28) and Jimmy (22), have one great passion: riding big waves. As kids, their mother escaped from Sydney to Margaret River, a sleepy coastal town with some of the world’s most challenging and dangerous waves. For the next 12 years, the boys perfected their surfing skills, always searching for the perfect ride. Free-spirited Jimmy is a gifted surfer and innovator but he starts to slip toward a life of crime to help the family out of debt. Andy makes a big decision. Quitting a stable job, he bets on Jimmy’s surf inventions and his own business skills and launches a backyard surf gear business. They rethink board design, craft homemade wetsuits and sell their merchandise out of their van.
Encouraged by their new friends, travelling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB (Sam Worthington) and his gorgeous Hawaiian surfer companion, Lani, who stirs the two brothers’ hearts, they start to seek ways to expand.
After they get mixed up with a local drug dealer, it looks like everything they built up, will be ruined…
Set in breathtaking locations and inspired by the true story of Australia’s legendary surfwear moguls, the film chronicles the rise of surf brands and the expansion of the laidback surf attitude as a global lifestyle. A story of passion and corruption, friendship and loyalty, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive against all odds.”