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The Day Britain Stopped for Ridley Scott

RidleyScott.jpgThe Day Britain Stopped is a British television film made in the style of a documentary that tells of a set of circumstances that brings Britain to a halt through a failure of its transport infrastructure -a plane crash, a rail strike and the increased traffic congestion all ensure that everything and everyone stops.

Now it looks like it's going to be made into a film with Kieran Fitzgerald writing a screenplay for it and one of the production companies behind it being Scott Free Productions.

Of course the mere mention of Scott Free Productions and Ridley Scott is being touted as a director, but it does seem a possibility considering how powerful the content could be, although I do wonder if they will once again look to new talent.

One thing I'm pretty sure about is that the film version won't be about transport problems, it's not dramatic enough, and I wonder in this day and age if terrorism will be pulled to the fore of the film script.

That said I think the power of the original fake documentary was that it was all much less dramatic than a large scale attack, but on the international cinema screen I'm not sure that it's going to be the big draw that the film really wants.

The story from Deadline does say that the film version will be loosely inspired from The Day Britain Stopped and that's a tenuous connection as you can get.

It's an interesting idea though and it will, hopefully, remain in Britain. Or would they consider moving the entire script to America?




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