Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Simon Pegg film is the first to receive support from ‘Pinewood Films’.

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‘Pinewood Films’. Was announced earlier this year and is intended to provide independent British films with facilities and funding (‘co-investment’). The film, which is to begin filming on the 6th of July (Seriously does Simon Pegg have an army of clones?) is being written and directed by Crispian Mills (best known for his time with the band Kula Shaker and as the son of actress Hayley Mills and director Roy Boulting). The film is being co-directed by music video director Chris Hopewell.
The film itself has been described thusly...

“Simon Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.  When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. A Fantastic Fear of Everything also stars Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser), Sheridan Smith (Hysteria) and introduces Alan Drake.” 

When teasing the film on Twitter yesterday Pegg joked about the film being a completely original work and he seems to have delivered on that promise. The British film industry still isn’t where you feel it should be considering the most popular films around are mostly in the English language (originally at least) so anything that gets more films made has to be a good thing. Now we just have to hope they make them good ones.

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