Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Two New Clips Of Michael Fassbender's Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes...
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 October 2013
The Selfish Giant To Help Launch The BFI Player
Coming-of-age drama is the first downloadable feature
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Arbor (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Selfish Giant Wraps
Clio Barnard's Oscar Wilde adaptation

23 October 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

The Selfish Giant Wraps

Clio Barnard's second feature film The Selfish Giant, an update on Oscar Wilde's short story for children, has wrapped after a six-week shoot in the writer/director's hometown of Bradford.

Barnard's striking and innovative debut The Arbor marked her out as a talent to watch and her follow-up was born of that experience. Her adaptation of Wilde's story was fuelled by the people she met working on that documentary, right down to a teenager called Arbor. If this trend catching on, look out for a character called 'Battleship' in Peter Berg's new film.

Billed as a contemporary fable about two teenage boys who become ensnared in a world of copper theft, Barnard describes it as "a retelling of a fairy tale based on fact”. The story sees 14 year-old Arbor (newcomer Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas) meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapman, and start gathering scrap for him with a horse and cart. All's well to begin with until rivalry builds and a tragic event befalls the pair.

No word on a release date yet but look out for this one in the first half of next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Craig Gillespie Has A Million Dollar Arm
Directing Jon Hamm in a sports tale
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)