Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good
Spooks The Greater Good film poster.png
Film poster
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Music byDominic Lewis
Production
company
Kudos Film and Television
Pinewood Pictures
Distributed by20th Century Fox
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
 
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Spooks: The Greater Good
Spooks The Greater Good film poster.png
Film poster
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Music byDominic Lewis
Production
company
Kudos Film and Television
Pinewood Pictures
Distributed by20th Century Fox
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Spooks: The Greater Good is a forthcoming British spy film, scheduled to be released on 8 May 2015,[4] 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.[5]

Cast[edit]

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

Keeley Hawes, who played Zoe Reynolds in the first three years of the programme, may return to play that role.[9]

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."[10] 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.[6][11]

Filming commenced in March 2014 at locations including London, Berlin, Moscow, Isle Of Man and London as well as Pinewood Studios.[12] The production design was by Simon Bowles, cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski and the film was edited by Jamie Pearson.

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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d Kemp, Stuart (7 November 2013). "AFM: Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle Sign on for 'Spooks'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spooks: The Greater Good release date confirmed for 2015". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Spooks movie The Greater Good will begin shooting in 2014". mirror.co.uk. Daily Mirror. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (1 November 2013). "Altitude spies Spooks film". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Walker-Arnott, Ellie (19 November 2014). "Spooks the film: what we know so far about the spy spin-off". radiotimes.co.uk. Radio Times. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Martin, William (24 January 2015). "Returning character confirmed for 'Spooks' movie". CultBox. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (11 April 2013). "Keeley Hawes on 'Spooks' movie: 'There may be a role for Zoe'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Hilton, Beth (25 March 2013). "'Spooks' movie in the works, says Peter Firth". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1 November 2013). "'Spooks' movie 'The Greater Good' to shoot in 2014, plot details revealed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "First Look At Spooks: The Greater Good". Empire. Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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