Latest Trailer for Stuart Beattie’s Tomorrow When the War Began


I haven’t been a big supporter of this property for one simple reason: It’s “Red Dawn” in a different setting. Granted, this argument can be applied to a number of quality motion pictures, even ones that I hold very dear to my evil little heart. With that in mind, I decided to have a little look-see at the full-length trailer for Stuart Beattie’s upcoming teenager war flick “Tomorrow, When the War Began”. And while I’m not entirely sold on the picture quite yet, I will say that the latest trailer does paint the flick in a more promising light. Of course, given the negative weight of my previous opinion, it honestly had nowhere to go but up. I apologize in advance if that upsets you.

Here’s a short synopsis, in case you’re curious:

Based on the popular novels by John Marsden, “Tomorrow, When the War Began” follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no-one saw coming. Cut off from their families and their friends, these eight extraordinary teenagers must somehow learn to escape, survive and fight back.

“Tomorrow, When the War Began” opens in Australian theaters on September 2nd. The rest of the world will just have to wait patiently for their turn.

Get more images and videos at our “Tomorrow When the War Began” preview page.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • hmmm…

    In the film synopsis you got the author's, on whose books this film is based, name wrong; it's John, not James, Marsden. And to all those comparing this movie to Red Dawn, and indeed anyone else, you really do owe it to yourself to check its source material out.

  • ErickKwon

    Hell, it still looks more fun than a “Red Dawn” remake

  • Alex

    Realistically, the only country strong enough to achieve air superiority and invade Australia is the USA. So, is this movie about Aussie kids fighting Americans?

  • Nix

    The U.S. … and China. The villains are Asians, but their actual nationality, I believe, are never mentioned. The director confirmed as much here:

  • Amorrison1

    As an American and fan of the original Red Dawn, I can’t wait to see both these movies.

  • Asdfklj

    Im from america and this looks awesome