Filim - The Drop. Anyone heard anything?

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?
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.

Mr Happy

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.

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

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

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.
"What better time for a robbery, than under the fog of war?"

Principal photography is now complete in Romania on THE LAST DROP, a heist movie set against the backdrop of World War II. The film stars BILLY ZANE ("Titanic", "Dead Calm"), MICHAEL MADSEN ("Reservoir Dogs", "Kill Bill I & II") and KAREL RODEN ("15 Minutes", "The Bourne Supremacy") and introduces DAVID GINOLA in his first feature film role.

In a daring attempt to end the war by Christmas, Winston Churchill and the British High Command hatch an extraordinary plan - Operation Market Garden. 35,000 British troops are dropped behind enemy lines in German occupied Holland. In the midst of the largest airborne invasion in history, one small unit of men, codename ‘Matchbox', has its own hidden agenda.

The true target is a vast horde of Dutch gold and art treasures, plundered by the Nazis and stored behind an impregnable booby-trapped safe, imminently bound for Berlin. This near impossible heist will take place from beneath the noses of the spectacularly vile Kessler and his crack team of stormtroopers. When Matchbox are shot down short of their landing zone, the odds of their success seem hopeless. Seven very different British soldiers find themselves separated from the Allied invasion, on a collision course with three renegade German soldiers who want to lay claim to the horde. Whilst our men are for the most part civilians in military guise, their German counterparts are precision personified, highly motivated, cold, hard killers…
Not even a true adaptation, just using Arnhem as a background. :(
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.

Mr Happy

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
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:
The plot seems very weak, but if they need extras for a lob then im in.

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