Filming has begun in Queensland for Nim’s Island 2, starring Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi as Nim, a role originally played by Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin.
Shot at Village Roadshow Studios, the film is produced by Chris Brown, Paula Mazur and Tom Hoffie for Nims Productions, directed by Sisters of War’s Brendan Maher and written by Cathy Randall.
Scream’s Matthew Lillard plays Nim’s father, Jack with a cast of Australian actors including Offspring’s John Waters, Nathan Derrick of Rush, and Jack Pearson of Winners and Losers.
Brown said: “I am absolutely delighted to be bringing another exciting project to Queensland. This time with our own home-grown star Bindi Irwin.”
Mazur, also producer on the original Nim’s Island which grossed $100m internationally, said: “Nim’s Island 2 follows our hero Nim into another great action adventure story that will appeal to cinema goers of all ages, set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.”
The film is being distributed by Pinnacle Films in Australia with international distribution by Walden, which distributed the original film as well as children’s films Charlotte’s Web and Bridge to Teribithea.