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
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 April 2014
First Look At Terence Davies's Sunset Song
Shawl is lost
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Of Time And The City (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Distant Voices, Still Lives (2007)
Empire Star Rating
The House Of Mirth
Empire Star Rating
The Neon Bible
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Terence Davies Set To Make Sunset Song
He may finally shoot the adaptation

16 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Terence Davies Set To Make Sunset Song

It would appear that director Terence Davies – who brought us the elegant and superb The Deep Blue Sea last year – isn’t going to have to wait as long between feature films this time. And it also means one of his long-cherished passion projects might finally see the screen, with word that his adaptation of Sunset Song may be coming together at last.

Producer Bob Last, who worked with Davies on The House Of Mirth back in 2000, has announced that the film is now entering the casting stage, with shooting set for either later this year or early 2013 in Scotland and Sweden.

Lewis Grassic Gibbon wrote the novel in 1932, and it focuses on Chris Guthrie, a farmer’s daughter struggling through a tough life filled with pain and family dysfunction. Davies has been trying to get the film version made for more than a decade now, but faced constant obstacles thanks to the book’s tough subject matter. It probably doesn’t help that the story opens with Chris’ mother committing suicide and poisoning two of her other children. Still, that hasn’t stopped the BBC making a TV version back in the early 1970s.

With Hurricane Films putting up some of the money, Davies could see this one on screens before the end of next year.


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

Valley Girl Remake Has A Director
Clay Weiner wins the gig
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Sunset Song (and the whole Scots Quair) is one of the most depressing things I've ever read. I have no doubt Davies can make the film just as depressing. More

Posted by bonniee at 03:30 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
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)