Ridley Scott, Humans 3 and a British super spy: What’s shooting in August
Date posted: 17.08.2017
New productions filming in the capital this month include season three of Humans, the popular Channel 4 series set in an alternate present where highly-developed robotic servants that look and behave just like real humans are integrated into people's lives. With sci-fi favourite Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) joining the show in season two, expectations are high for the upcoming episodes which will go into production this Autumn.
In other TV news, die-hard fans of forensic crime drama Silent Witness will be delighted to hear that despite some controversy surrounding its fate, the 20 year-old BBC show will return for another series, with Emilia Fox back in the driving seat for her 13th season as crime-fighting pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander.
Kevin Spacey in ransom battle
New from Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World stars Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. The film is set in the 70s and focuses on a left-wing Italian paramilitary organisation which hatches an ambitious scheme to kidnap the grandson of the richest man in the world, J Paul Getty.
Elsewhere, director Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe fame) is in pre-production on The Kid Who Would Be King, a fantasy adventure which has been billed as The Goonies set in medieval times. The film is a highly anticipated follow-up to Cornish's feature debut, the South London-shot Attack the Block, which launched the career of John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in 2011.
National treasure Rowan Atkinson will be reprising his role as the calamitous, bumbling titular spy in Bond-spoof Johnny English 3, which is set for release in October 2018. The film will be directed by David Kerr, who proved his comedy credentials with series Inside No. 9 and Fresh Meat, while the story has been co-written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who also worked together as part of the writing team on Spectre, Skyfall, and Casino Royale.
Starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Clive Owen (Children of Men), new crime drama Three Seconds is currently in pre-production and set to shoot in the capital. Headed up by Andrea Di Stefano (director of Escobar: Paradise Lost) the film follows a reformed criminal and ex special ops soldier who must return to prison to infiltrate a drugs operation led by New York's Polish mob.