Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Carry On: Screaming

Oooh Matron! The Carry On film franchise seemed long dead after the critical mauling Carry On Columbus received but that hasn't stopped Hereford Films’ Jonathan Sothcott from giving them another day in the sun.

Variety reports that he's teaming up with Carry On Films' Brian Baker (who owns the rights to the movies) to produce a series of new Carry On films, the first of which will be called Carry On Doctors. The medically-themed film will be written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, who brought us BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

It's not yet clear who'll star in the films, but Sothcott has promised the new flicks will stay true to their British heritage.

"We are making a new entry in the series with love and care: it isn’t a remake or an attempt to reinvent the wheel. We won’t be trying to find new Sids or Kenneths — we’re looking to create a whole new ensemble of brilliant British comedic actors. No stunt casting. No big American stars. This will be British film at its best, as the truly remarkable heritage deserves”, he explained...

Radio Times.

'Who brought us Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps...'

Oh, what's the bloody point?

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