Featuring classic Australian scenery and a very familiar dog, the first teaser for the anticipated prequel Red Dog: True Blue, has been released. The film is positioned as an origin story to Kriv Stenders’ 2011 film Red Dog, which starred Josh Lucas and was a massive box office hit; the number one Australian film in the Box Office that year. It also went on to sit in the top 10 highest grossing Australian films of all time while on its home release it became the best selling Australian DVD of all time and the third-highest selling DVD in Australia of all time, behind Avatar and Finding Nemo.
Red Dog: True Blue (which at one point was known as Blue Dog) stars Levi Miller, Bryan Brown, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel, and will introduce a new canine star named Phoenix. Sadly, Koko, who starred as the original Red Dog, passed away a year after the film was released. Director Kriv Stenders, producer Nelson Woss and writer Daniel Taplitz all return for the new installment.
The synposis is delivered as follows:
When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.
And now here’s your first look at the film:
Red Dog: True Blue hits Australian cinemas on Boxing Day this year. For more on the film, visit the official website.