Date: 13th November 2008

Luhrmann's Australia 'unfinished'

Baz Luhrmann says he has yet to finish his $130m (84.2m) epic film Australia, despite the fact it is due to have its world premiere next week.

Luhrmann is to fly back to Sydney with just a day to spare to complete the film, which stars Nicole Kidman.

"We're right up against it, I literally have to on Friday night push that button," he told news agency Reuters.

The director was speaking after being honoured at The Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit in New York on Monday.

The 46-year-old, who has spent the last four years working on the film, said he was "going back to the mixing desk to finish it in 24 hours".

"This is really dangerous, I hope there's no problem with the plane going back," he added.

Source: Press Release