Inferno Entertainment has taken over international sales of Stuart Beattie’s “Tomorrow, When the War Began” and will shop the Australian actioner to buyers during the Toronto Film Festival.
Film, whose cast includes Rachel Hurd-Wood, is based on the best-selling young adult book series by Oz author John Marsden.
Paramount Intl. opens “Tomorrow” in Australia on Sept. 2, prior to Toronto.
Omnilab Media is producing the pic via its Australian production arm, Ambience Entertainment. Omnilab said that when the pic finds a U.S. distrib, it will pony up marketing coin, much as it did when partnering with Lionsgate on “The Bank Job.”
“Tomorrow” tells the story of a group of teenagers who go on a camping trip and return home to find their houses deserted. They soon learn their country has been invaded and are forced into a battle of life and death with the invading force.
Marsden’s books have sold more than 2 million copies in Australia and New Zealand.
“Tomorrow” marks Beattie’s directing debut. His screenplay credits include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and “Collateral.”