[W]ith its much-vaunted release date just weeks away, on November 26, nobody has seen a final print of the film. Why? Because one doesn’t exist. “We always thought it was extremely precarious,” Luhrmann admits. “We’re going to give it our all and at the moment it’s an absolutely real date. But I would not be truthful if I didn’t say it’s a little like landing a jumbo jet on an aircraft carrier in a storm…”Which is to say... impossible? Fox, meanwhile, urged calm today; "We're not missing a deadline," a rep told Thompson. And even if they do, have you seen those recent Luhrmann-directed, state-financed tourism spots? The creepy ones with the Aboriginal kid from the movie? That's what this guy's rush jobs look like, so seriously — let him have as long as he wants.
- Baz Luhrmann's epic gamble [The Age]