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LATEST PROJECTS


TOMMY SIMPSON BIOPIC


STORY
The true story of Nottinghamshire cyclist Tommy Simpson.

CURRENT STATUS
Drafts of the film have been written and production was due to begin in 2012 but the opportunity to make The Stone Roses: Made of Stone meant putting this project on the back-burner.

WHO IS TOMMY SIMPSON?
For more information (and obviously SPOILERS too) on the story of cyclist Tommy Simpson, check out the Wikipedia page
HERE




THIS IS ENGLAND '90


STORY
Following on from the events of This Is England '86....
This Is England '90 will be set around the birth of rave culture.


CURRENT STATUS
Writing is due to begin in the second half of 2013 with Jack Thorne again taking on co-writing duties. This Is England '90 is scheduled to go into production in 2013/2014.

KNOWN CAST
Jack O'Connell is expected to make a return in This Is England '90


Keep an eye on the FORUM for as-it-happens news!




BEWARE THE DEVIL -


STORY
From an interview with Shane on the Empire magazine website:
“It’s based on a book of the same name, based on the life of a guy who, by getting involved with ouija boards and the occult by trying to disprove it, trying to take the piss out of it, got possessed, had to be exorcised, and later became an exorcist himself. The guy it happened to has died, but his son’s a novelist, and he helped him turn it into a book before he passed away, and now I’m working with him to turn it into a film.”


CURRENT STATUS
Beware the Devil is now expected to be Shane's next major feature film project.

KNOWN CAST
None

Keep an eye on the FORUM for as-it-happens news!




THE LIVING ROOM - (This project is completed, but as yet unreleased)

(Short documentary film about musician Gavin Clark)

The following is an edited version of a message which Shane left on the FORUM:

Now the madness (of This Is England) has finally died down, I will be making my first short film since Northern Soul in the next month.. It is a documentary about Gavin Clark (of the bands, Sunhouse and Clayhill) and his new Solo accoustic album that we are recording in his Living room at the moment.

The idea came about a few weeks ago when I dropped in to see Gavin after Clayhill's tour of America (supporting Beth Orton) and found him sat with the Yellow Pages looking for a job delivering Pizzas! It turned out that the Record company had ran out of money after the last album and had dropped the band that very morning. The idea of Gav delivering pizzas again at 37 made me wanna puke up and I got in touch with Mark (my producer) about trying to get the funds to make an album and short film that could get Gav known to a wider audience and hopefully get him re-signed as a solo artist in the process.


Gavin Clark


Now me and Gav go back a very long way and I have always been baffled as to why his work remains largely undiscovered. My own tinpot theory is this: His home recordings (just him and guitar) are amongst the most beautiful and touching songs I have ever heard, but that maybe the process of then taking those songs into a studio with a band somehow takes away some of the raw emotion. So I asked Gav if he had any new solo stuff that I could listen to, he set the Tascam running and left the room. When he came back in I had a great feckkin lump in my throat. I was like "This is what you need to release, This is You!".

So the idea was born and the Album is underway. The filming is gonna take place over the next few weeks and will culminate in Gavin playing his first ever Solo gig in the living room where it all began. Analogue blogs to follow...

CURRENT STATUS
The filming and the edit are completed.. Currently awaiting further news about the date and method of it's release!


You can keep track of further developments in the SHANE'S SHORTS section of the FORUM





KING OF THE GYPSIES


STORY
This feature film project about the life of bare-knuckle boxing champion Bartley Gorman has been Shane's dream project for many years.

CURRENT STATUS
In the light of This Is England's box office success and soaring DVD sales, it appears that Shane may now have access to all the financial backing he needs to do the story justice.
Shane and producer Mark Herbert are scheduled to meet with Film4 during October 2007 for preliminary discussions.
Shane and Paddy Considine should begin writing the film this winter (2007).


Bartley Gorman

KNOWN CAST
Paddy Considine as Bartley Gorman

Keep an eye on the FORUM for as-it-happens news!


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