Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Times Feature on "New Town Killers"

The Sunday Times has a nice profile online today regarding the upcoming "New Town Killers" starring Alastair Mackenzie and Dougray Scott. The article features a good interview with director Richard Jobson who describes the film as "a metaphor for banks and “what they do on the margins of society to socially invisible people”.

Calling the new film 'a David and Goliath fable for our time, in which the Armani-wearing, Maserati-driving agents of rabid capitalism get everything that’s coming to them,' the director gives his thoughts on how he sees the roles played by Dougray Scott and Sigma Films own Alastair Mackenzie as follows:

“It’s Burke and Hare in beautiful Armani cashmere jackets: two handsome men with guns in their hands driving a Maserati Quattroporte. It’s a pretty high-octane chase movie. It doesn’t slow down."...'They are nihilistic in the extreme.' "

A bit of news for Claire Forlani (Hallam Foe) fans, for the piece notes that Mr. Jobson is making another film with Dougray Scott, and has cast his wife in the film as well, a 'a film noir of Macbeth.' Excellent news!

New Town Killers opens this month at the London Film Festival on October 28

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