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The Sweeney to be made into a film

TheSweeney.jpgYes thats right yet another classic TV show is to be made into a feature film. The next in line is The Sweeney, a British police show that ran for four years from 1975. It starred John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, and was based in The Flying Squad, which dealt with violent crimes. DNA films have joined forces with Nick Love and Ian Kennedy Martin the creator of the original show.

Empire through Variety has this quote from Andrew McDonald of DNA films:

We want to make it as a contemporary police story, not a period piece, but just as violent and sweary as the original. Its about an older cop who's in the second half of a career that he has spent in relentless pursuit of the job, grappling with how the world has changed.

Could be interesting especially as someone so involved with the original is on board. What do you think, is this a good idea? Have you got anyone in mind for the starring roles?




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