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'Trouble Down Under' gets a director.

15 July 2010 1:02 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Aussie director Steve Trenbirth has signed to helm $25 million independent CGI film "Trouble Down Under." The film is based on a story by fellow Australian Tony Findlay who is also serving as a producer. Made in Sydney, Australia, the film will be produced by Fastlane Entertainment of Santa Monica. Pic features the voice talents of Rove McManus, Cameron Daddo ("24"), Andrew Daddo, Ernie Dingo ("Crocodile Dundee") and Tony Bonner. Findlay and Howard Jackson wrote the screenplay for the film which is set in the Australian outback. Here, a white wallaby shows up and causes confusion between a mob of African meerkats and the local kangaroo mob. Apparently, producers are in talks for a U.S. distribution deal for the movie. They're aiming for a release some time in October, 2012. »

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'Trouble Down Under' adds director

14 July 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Steve Trenbirth, the Aussie who directed Disney's direct to video sequels "The Lion King II" and "Jungle Book II," has signed to direct the $25 million indie CGI feature "Trouble Down Under," based on a story by fellow Aussie Tony Findlay, who will also produce.

The $25 million animated feature, to be made in Sydney, Australia, will be produced by Fastlane Entertainment of Santa Monica, whose founder/CEO Frank Miniaci will be co-exec producer.

Voice cast includes Rove McManus, who is co-host of Valerie Bertinelli's upcoming CBS talk show; Cameron Daddo ("24"), Andrew Daddo, Ernie Dingo ("Crocodile Dundee") and Tony Bonner.

The screenplay, by Findlay and Howard Jackson, is set in the Australian outback, where a mob of African meerkats cause tension with the local kangaroo mob after a white wallaby shows up and causes confusion. 

The producers are said to be negotiating a U.S. distribution deal for the movie, which »

- By Alex Ben Block

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