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Daniel Morcombe murder to be made into movie

The chilling murder of Queensland boy Daniel Morcombe will be made into a film, with promises of new information on the case.

The chilling murder of 13-year-old Queensland boy Daniel Morcombe will be made into a film, with promises of new information on the case.

Daniel was abducted from a Sunshine Coast bus stop in December 2003 and his remains were found in August 2011.

His parents Bruce and Denise never gave up on the search to find answers and justice for their son. They created the Daniel Morcombe Foundation which teaches young children about personal safety.

Daniel’s story will now be told on the big screen – if the filmmakers can get the financial backing. It’s been in the works for 18 months, with scripts written.

The film will shed light on the family’s search for the boy, and the police operation to catch his killer, Brett Peter Cowan.

Mr Morcombe said: “(The filmmakers) will bring Daniel’s legacy to life.”

“At times it gives you goosebumps, to be honest, and certainly the video clip that’s been produced is a little haunting.”

He continued: “We’ve just read the second script on the weekend and we’re really happy with that.”

The filmmakers have launched an online campaign to raise funds for the film, with filming to begin early next year.

“People don’t make a lot of money out of film like they think they do, but people make films because they love to tell the story. And this story, in particular, is an extremely important story to tell,” director Peter Cousens said.

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