Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Distributed byKudos Film and Television
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
 
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Spooks: The Greater Good
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Distributed byKudos Film and Television
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Spooks: The Greater Good is a forthcoming British spy film, continuing from the British spy series Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries), which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent wrote the script for the film, with Bharat Nalluri directing the film. Peter Firth reprises his role as Harry Pearce, who appeared in all ten series of the programme. Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle also star.

Plot[edit]

During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5 Harry Pearce, terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms. Crombie eventually uncovers a conspiracy that runs from Vietnam to the Mediterranean.[4]

Cast[edit]

Peter Firth (pictured, left) reprises his role as Harry Pearce from the television series.

Production[edit]

Plans of the film were first revealed to be 'in the works' by Firth in March 2013, with a script in development. Firth stated that although "they should make it," he also thought it would cost a lot, "and there's not a lot of money to go 'round at the moment."[7] The film was officially announced on 1 November 2013. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, who took over as head writers for the last two years of the Spooks television series, wrote the script. It would be directed by Bharat Nalluri, who previously directed the first episodes of the programme. Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett of Kudos, and Ollie Madden of Shine Group would produce the film.[5][8]

Filming commenced in March 2014, and is expected to take less than three months with locations including London, Berlin, Moscow, Isle Of Man and Coventry as well as Pinewood Studios.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Altitude to Offer Film Version of Cult TV Show 'Spooks'". hollywoodreporter.com. Hollywood Reporter. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Spooks the movie is happening with Peter Firth returning as Harry Pearce". radiotimes.com. Radio Times. radiotimes.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Kemp, Stuart (7 November 2013). "AFM: Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle Sign on for 'Spooks'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spooks movie The Greater Good will begin shooting in 2014". mirror.co.uk. Daily Mirror. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (1 November 2013). "Altitude spies Spooks film". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (11 April 2013). "Keeley Hawes on 'Spooks' movie: 'There may be a role for Zoe'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Hilton, Beth (25 March 2013). "'Spooks' movie in the works, says Peter Firth". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1 November 2013). "'Spooks' movie 'The Greater Good' to shoot in 2014, plot details revealed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "First Look At Spooks: The Greater Good". Empire. Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

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