Scott Free, StudioCanal, BBC Films, BFI Teaming Up
For Brit Comedy ‘Mindhorn’
by Ali Jaafar
June 23, 2015 6:37am
heavyweight line-up of talent is assembling for Brit comedy feature Mindhorn.
Written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby of cult fave The Mighty Boosh, and directed by award-winning theatre director Sean Foley (The
Play What I Wrote) who makes his feature debut here, Mindhorn is
produced by Jack Arbuthnott at Scott Free and Laura Hastings-Smith in
association with Baby Cow.
BBC Films have
developed the project and will also co-finance along with Isle of Man and
Pinewood Pictures, BBC Films, the BFI Film Fund and StudioCanal, who have taken UK and
Ireland rights. Protagonist Pictures is selling the film internationally.
Principal photography commences July 27 on the
Isle of Man. The project’s logline is sure to get fans of The Mighty Boosh,
and that show’s unique sense of humor, foaming at the mouth with excitement.
When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his
eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could
literally “see the truth.” He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to
recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the
best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.
No word yet on casting although the project is
likely to prove a hot ticket for agents and audiences alike.
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