The story idea began from a solitary line in a letter composed by Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Hughes who was a specialist in the Imperial War Graves unit. The commentary just stated, “One old chap figured out how to arrive from Australia, searching for his child’s grave.” After a time of research the scholars were not able distinguish the man or his child which gave them the flexibility to envision a story which would turn into their screenplay.
On 18 June 2013, it was reported that Crowe had marked to make his directorial make a big appearance with an authentic dramatization movie The Water Diviner from a screenplay composed by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. He would likewise star in the film. Producers would be Troy Lum, Andrew Mason and Keith Rodger and it was set to be shot in Australia and Turkey. On 25 March 2014, it was declared that Seven West Media and Seven Group Holdings would co-back the film. On 7 November 2014, Warner Bros. obtained the US rights to the film.
Crowe depicts Joshua Connor, an Australian rancher. Olga Kurylenko was included to the thrown 18 October 2013 to co-star with Crowe. On 24 October, Jai Courtney was declared as having marked to star in The Water Diviner and another recorded film, Unbroken. Courtney first shot Unbroken and afterward moved to The Water Diviner, playing a fighter, Lt. Col. Cecil Hilton. Later, Turkish performing artists Cem Yılmaz and Yılmaz Erdoğan were additionally added to the thrown, alongside some Australian on-screen characters: Ryan Corr, Daniel Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Deniz Akdeniz, Steve Bastoni and Jacqueline McKenzie.
Primary photography started on 2 December 2013 in Australia.
On 1 February 2014, the primary authority still from the film was revealed. On 28 April, the principal film from the film in a 7-minute featurette, described by Crowe, was revealed. The main authority trailer for the film was discharged on 30 September.
The film was discharged in Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey on 26 December 2014, and it was discharged in Thailand on 15 January 2015. The film was at first to be discharged in the UK on 23 January 2015 however was moved to 3 April. The film was discharged in IMAX, and general, theaters by Warner Bros. in the United States on 24 April 2015. Entertainment One and Universal Studios together discharged the film in Australia, with eONE exclusively discharging the film in Europe and Canada.
The film made its allowed to-air TV debut on the Seven Network in Australia on 20 April 2015, a simple four months after its dramatic discharge in Australia for the centennial commemoration of ANZAC Day. Seven is a financial specialist in the film.