Supernatural adventure The Changeover, based on Margaret Mahy’s novel, will be released on Download on 13th August and DVD on 20th August 2018.
The big screen adaptation stars Timothy Spall, Lucy Lawless, Melanie Lynskey, Nicholas Galitzine, Erana James and Benji Purchase.
In post-earthquake Christchurch, teenager Laura Chant (James) cares for her younger brother Jacko (Purchase) whilst their mum is at work. One day Jacko goes missing, frantic Laura finds him playing in a pop-up shop filled with strange toys. The creepy old shop-owner, Carmody Braque (Spall) gives Jacko a stamp on his hand and sends them on their way.
When Jacko begins to get sick Laura realises there’s more to the sinister Braque and the hand stamp than she had realised. Fearing that something supernatural is at work and desperate to save her little brother, Laura seeks help from Sorensen Carlisle (Galitzine), an aloof prefect at her school to whom she is mysteriously drawn.
Laura discovers that Sorenson is from a family of witches. Sorenson’s mother reveals the only way Laura can save Jacko’s life is to ‘change over’ and become a witch herself to defeat the evil ancient spirit Braque.
The film is directed by Miranda Harcourt with Stuart McKenzie who wrote the screenplay.
The Changeover has a run time of 93 minutes and is certificate 12. It’s a fairy-tale adventure that is both tense and thrilling with an unconventional romance at its heart.