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Margaret Mahy’s novel, The Changeover, now a movie is thrilling Just saw The Changeover Movie which is a darker grittier Twilight with creep factor - Keeping Up With NZ, Twitter
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edia and audience reviews are claiming Margaret Mahy’s supernatural thriller, The Changeover is creepy, thrilling and riveting. The award winning teen novel set in Gardendale, was inspired by Christchurch’s very own Bishopdale and is captivating test audiences and media around the country. The motion picture directed and produced by husband and wife duo Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, loved the novel so much, they felt compelled to bring it to the big screen.
25 at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Gloucester Street and opens countrywide on September 28. Christchurch theatres showing the film include Hoyts Riccarton, Hoyts Northlands, Reading at The Palms and the Hollywood. Take your friends and family to see the film adaptation of one of New Zealand’s award winning authors. Rate it for yourself. Watch for the film countdown and be a part of the contests and treasure hunt.
Mark your calendar for September 28 and the opening date of The Changeover. You won’t want to miss it. It’s highly suggested to bring a friend, just in case you need someone The cast includes Timothy Spall (Wormtail to scream with. in Harry Potter) who plays villain Carmody Braque and is mesmerising. Heart throb, Nicholas Galitzine (Handsome Devil and Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her High Strung) plays Sorensen Carlisle teamed mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a with New Zealand newcomer Erana James low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake(Ngati Whatua Orakei, Waikato Tainui), who scarred Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura plays protagonist Laura Chant, the big sister is drawn into a supernatural battle with an willing to give her life for her little brother. ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly The cast is rounded out by Lucy Lawless, drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes (Xena Warrior Princess) and Melanie Lynsky ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within (Heavenly Creatures and 2 ½ Men). her, and must harness it to save her brother’s The world premiere will be held September life.
What a powerhouse film! Totally knocked my socks off. Performances, freaky dark story, Christchurch, and man that soundtrack!! - Audience, Wg Fab film, so different from anything I’ve seen in NZ cinema… shot! - Audience, Akld
Fendalton Ilam Gazette 12-09-17