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Bill Nighy

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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Edgar Wright Writers/Script Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Rafe Spall, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Martin Freeman, Reece Shearsmith, Tamsin Greig, Matt Lucas, and many other Brits. Elevator Pitch: Shawn and his friend … Continue reading

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Elevator Pitch Jack an absent-minded young farm hand, comes into the possession of some magic beans which, legend has it, will connect his world with that of the giants, and sure enough while a runaway princess is sheltering in hs cottage, one of the beans sprouts and transports the hovel, and the princess up into … Continue reading

Total Recall (2013)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1990 original itself based on the Phillip K. Dick story We Remember it for You Wholesale. Writers/Script Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback (screen story by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill, Kurt Wimmer) Additional Info The first Phillip K.Dick story to be used in a movie … Continue reading

Rango (2011)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script John Logan (with story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit) Additional Info Apparently the actors were collected together to voice their parts as if on radio, rather than being individually stuck in a glass fronted box to do their stuff. … Continue reading

Flushed Away (2006)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan, William Davies Additional Info Story by: Sam Fell, Peter Lord, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais. It was the last co-operation between Aardman and Dreamworks. The characters look as if they are stop motion … Continue reading

The Bookshop (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) Yet to get international release. Source of story A 1978 book by Penelope Fitzgerald (died in 2000) Writers/Script Isabel Coixet Additional Info Obviously for tax reasons the interiors filmed in Barcelona and the exteriors in Northern Ireland. Director Isabel Coixet Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Frances Barber, James … Continue reading

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” by Peter Ackroyd. Writer/s Script Jane Goldman Director Juan Carlos Medina Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays Elevator Pitch In Victorian London a police inspector is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem, … Continue reading

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous outing, Clash of the Titans which was in turn based on a 1981 film scripted by Beverley Cross Writer/s Script Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, David Leslie Johnson, Dan Mazeau Director Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar … Continue reading

Underworld 2: Evolution (2006)

Released 2006 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story The first Underworld film Writer/s Script Danny McBride Writer/s Story Len Wiseman, Danny McBride, Kevin Grevioux Director Len Wiseman Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh, Michael Sheen Elevator Pitch Selene, the super vampire, and Michael the Lycan/vampire hybrid are trying … Continue reading

Underworld (3): Rise of the Lycans

Released 2009 Rating 18 in UK Director Patrick Tatopoulos Writer/s Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman and others Starring Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra Source of story The previous two Underworld stories Elevator Pitch There was a time in the distant past when the vampires used the lycans as slaves in their dark citadel, but then … Continue reading

About Time (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Richard Curtis Writer/s Richard Curtis Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachael McAdams, Bill Nighy Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Reaching the age of 21, a young man is told by his father that he has inherited the ability to travel in time. To start with he uses this to … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean (3): At World’s End

Released 2007 Rating 12A in UK Director Gore Verbinski Writer/s Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Mackenzie Crook, Tom Hollander, Naomie Harris Source of story A Disneyworld ride! And previous episodes Elevator Pitch Jack Sparrow, condemned in the previous film to Davy … Continue reading

The Second Best Marigold Hotel (2015)

Released 2015 Rating PG Director John Madden Writer/s John Madden, Ol Parker Starring Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup Source of story A sequel to the Best Marigold Hotel Elevator Pitch Sonny is aiming to expand the hotel but his efforts are being frustrated by … Continue reading

Underworld (1)

Released 2003 Rating 15 in UK Director Len Wiseman Writer/s Danny McBride Starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Scott Speedman. Source of story An original screenplay – to be followed by sequels, although it was claimed by White Wolf Inc that it was based on one of their published short stories. Elevator Pitch Not … Continue reading

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Released 2011 Rating 12A in UK Director John Madden Writer/s Ol Parker Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Tina Desai Source of story Book by Deborah Moggach Elevator Pitch A bunch of British pensioners arrive at the Best Marigold Hotel in Jaipur, for their … Continue reading

The Boat that Rocked

Released 2009 Rating 15 in UK Director Richard Curtis Writer/s Richard Curtis Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Chris O’Dowd, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport, Rhys Ifans, January Jones, Emma Thompson Source of story An original screenplay – loosely based on the Radio Caroline story Elevator Pitch In the days when the … Continue reading

Hot Fuzz

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Olivia Colman plus many cameos by well known actors including Kate Blanchett who is uncredited. Source of story … Continue reading

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