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Could you tell us a little bit about the development of these movies, and what inspired you in terms of their original conception? Would you say they’re quite personal to you?
I grew up in that area, in West London; the first film was based on me and my friends, so that’s where the original inspiration for the film came from. The first one was pretty personal, yeah, but the second one is more of a movie, and the third one, that was about having kids and growing up, just thinking about if I put that character in that situation, how is he going to react?
You wrote Kidulthood, but went on to both write and direct the subsequent two movies in the series; did you find that you preferred having that greater level of control over your original material? »
- Alex Moreland
Altitude Film Sales has secured worldwide sales rights to “10×10,” starring Welsh actor Luke Evans, currently on screen with Emily Blunt in “The Girl on a Train” and soon to be seen in Bill Condon’s “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson. “10×10” is from the creative team behind U.K. box-office hit “Brotherhood.”
Co-starring with Evans (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women”) is Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise), soon to be seen in the Sky TV drama series “Britannia,” by acclaimed playwright Jez Butterworth with his brother Tom Butterworth and Richard McBrien.
“10×10” is a contained cat-and-mouse thriller set in America. “Lewis is a seemingly ordinary guy but under the surface he hides a singular obsession — revenge — and the focus of his obsession is Cathy,” according to a statement. “In broad daylight, Lewis kidnaps Cathy and takes her to his home in the middle of nowhere. »
- Leo Barraclough
Simon Brew Sep 10, 2016
Over the past weekend, the final part of Noel Clarke’s The Hood trilogy of movies, Brotherhood, hit big in the UK. The movie has earned £1.98m in its first seven days on release, on just 220 screens. It did so in spite of Clarke at one stage struggling to raise the finance for the film (only two companies ended up putting in tangible offers), and also in spite of it being eight years since the release of its predecessor, Adulthood.
In a summer of box office disappointments, Brotherhood has offered a very welcome contrast.
The box office numbers were being reported as a surprise, and not unreasonably. Rounding off a trilogy that’s been off screen for many years is a gamble, and a trilogy too »
3 items from 2016
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