Production has begun on the Gold Coast for director Russell Mulcahy’s In Like Flynn.
In Like Flynn follows the legendary screen actor, Errol Flynn, a young man whose double-edged magnetism inspires a rag-tag team of friends to set sail on a thrilling adventure in search of elusive New Guinea gold.
In 1930, in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, whilst serving as a guide for a Hollywood producer, a young Errol Flynn discovers a map on a dead prospector that he believes will lead to a fortune in gold. Back on the streets of Depression-era Sydney, Flynn rounds up a ragtag crew including Rex, a Canadian ex-bootlegger, Dook, an English gentleman handy with a pistol and Charlie, a grizzled old salt. After stealing the Sirocco, a yacht belonging to Chinese Opium smugglers,
Flynn and crew set sail. They quickly learn just how treacherous a voyage up the Australian east coast can be, running afoul of drunken cowboys, corrupt cops and local thugs before being intercepted by Chinese pirates, who are hell bent on retrieving the Sirocco and the several pounds of opium stashed in it hold.
As the motley crew make a final dash for New Guinea, Flynn is forced to learn what it means to be a real captain, and a master of his own destiny. In Like Flynn is a mythical and satirical coming-of-age story about four men on a journey to find hope, adventure and fortune in an age when the world was spiraling into despair.
“It’s exciting bringing this part of Flynn’s early life to the screen, before all the fame, wealth and women.”
Just as Flynn’s arrival in Hollywood signaled the reinvention of the action/adventure genre, IN LIKE FLYNN endeavours to do something new and creative that enlivens the experience of watching an action film.
“It’s exciting bringing this part of Flynn’s early life to the screen, before all the fame, wealth and women,” said producer Corey Large. “This story is when Flynn is in his 20s, and these energetic early exploits were pure adventure and mayhem for he and his friends (mates). Flynn literally took on the world so he was already a true rogue adventurer before he hit Hollywood and became the romantic lead and swashbuckler on the silver screen.”
Thomas Cocquerel stars as Errol Flynn alongside Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham and Dan Fogler (‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’). Famed Director Russell Mulcahy (‘Teen Wolf’, ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’) has taken on the project produced by Corey Large (‘The Life and Death of John Gotti’) and producer James M. Vernon (‘Hacksaw Ridge’); with Felipe A Dieppa (The Girl Who Invented Kissing) serving as executive producer.
Collaborating behind the scenes with Large and Vernon are ACS Award winning director of photography Peter Holland (‘Gabriel’), production designer Nick McCallum (‘Guardians of the Tomb’), and costume designer Glenn Turner (‘Thor: Ragnarok’).
In Like Flynn is slated for release in 2018.
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