Filim - The Drop. Anyone heard anything?

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by HantsTiger, May 2, 2004.

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  1. A few months back, i got some mail in the post from a film company asking for investors/extras/specialists etc. to work on a film called The Drop. The letter said it would be a 'post saving private ryan' style war film about British troops at arnhem. I didnt cough up any money (skint) but the idea did sound good. Anybody heard anything?
  2. Not heard a thing about it, but it does sound like a bit of a scam. What film companies send out emails to 'normal' people asking for you to make an investment? More likely to the banks and industry than the ordinary man in the street.

    Someone may proove me wrong, but I don't know many people that would have sent money. Besides, if it was legit it could take years to plan the film and make it so you may not hear anything for a while yet.
  3. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    It's not uncommon for UK houses (incl. C4) to sell 'shares' in a movie production. They sweeten it for the public by offering walk on parts etc to the bigger contributors.

    There should be a reputable way to check on your investment but I can't recall ever seeing it.
  4. Yeah,

    Its got the guy from Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels in it. The main guy whos name is.....Nick Moran. i saw him on "Des and Mel" talking about it.

    Go to this link. Its been called "The Last Drop". I do hope at last we have a modern film portraying what we did in the war without it being hijacked by the bloody americans. However the presence of Billy Zane in the cast worries me. They couldn't have americans dropping into Arnhem..

    I bloody hope not anyway.

    Oh right just found this

  5. So its got a poncy footballer, a funny as feck comedian, a bloke that likes to cut ears off and a bloke whos platoon gets eaten by werewolves.

    Im hooked already. :D

  6. Do you recall the name of the film company? It was probably an extras agency chancing there hand for cheap work.

    A mate of mine runs a specialist military film extras company and is in the know with what happens in the movie world Ill ask him.
  7. Not even a true adaptation, just using Arnhem as a background. :(
  8. RTFQ


    a heist movie. Great - we need another one of those....especially set against Market Garden.

    Read the Story link at the site. Sounds utterly purile. I'm betting a great deal of money that the production team visited arnhem once - went to the bridge (where there's nothing to see), if they could be bothered the went to the Hartenstein museum at Oosterbeek where the only thing they remember is the door that the lads wrote all over (because it says fcuk on it and their chav target audience can identify with the word) I'm CERTAIN they didn't go to the Cemetery at Oosterbeek, because of time pressures obviously (had to get back to calais in time for the wine warehouses to still be open). Oh - and they would have read a clive cussler book on the subject obviously.

    I feel another Enemy at The Gates coming.
  9. Sounds like a crap version of Kelly's Heroes without the benefit of "Oddball" in the cast of characters. Oh well.
  10. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    crikey you lot are quick to judge.... I was asked to invest in The Bunker - I didn't but it was the same set-up, e.g. the more you contribute the more time you can hang around the movie set.

    Apparently the armoury they were using was charging 1.00 GBP per 7.92mm bullet.

    Mr H
  11. RTFQ


    quick to judge because when it comes down to it, the only decent, realistic and humble piece of war film-making in recent years has been Band of Brothers. There are enough interesting untold true stories about to make some very good films. instead we get windtalkers, enemy at the gates and blackwawk down - all of which come across more like war pornography. a film that's tagged as "a cross between kelly's heroes and oceans 11" doesn't sound like it will go anywhere new. It will be A Knights Tale in denison smocks and maroon lids..... :roll:
  12. The plot seems very weak, but if they need extras for a lob then im in.