The first trailer for children’s adaptation Storm Boy has been released by Sony Pictures Releasing Australia.

Adapted from Colin Thiele’s acclaimed 1966 children’s novel, the film is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship. The story follows a young boy growing up on the beautiful but uninhabited coastline of Southern Australia who unexpectedly rescues and then raises three orphaned pelicans. When he forms a close bond with them, he finds himself at odds with his fisherman father and his life takes a new and unexpected turn.

Directed by Shawn Seet, it stars Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Trevor Jamieson, Morgana Davies and introducing Finn Little as ‘Storm Boy’.

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The film currently has an Australian release of January 10 2019.

Storm Boy Official Synopsis

‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.