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
Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horror
New Point Break Poster Online
The only law that matters is gravity
New Documentary Planned About George Miller's Ill-Fated Justice League
Director Ryan Unicomb wants to explore the abandoned superhero pic
Exclusive: Three New Ant-Man Stills
Fresh from the new issue of Empire...
Alicia Vikander In Talks For The New Bourne Film
And Assassin's Creed
Tomorrowland Plants Its Flag At The Top Of The US Box Office Charts
Poltergeist haunts fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 October 2014
First Look At Dad's Army Remake
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Empire Star Rating
St. Trinian's: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold
Empire Star Rating
Dorian Gray (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Fade To Black (2008)
Empire Star Rating
St Trinian's (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ready For A New Dad's Army Movie?
Reports have the Walmington-On-Sea troops back on patrol

27 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sunday Times (Via BBC)

submit to reddit

Ready-for-A-New-Dads-Army-Movie

Despite all the brands currently being given a new coat of movie paint – the toys, the games, the sweets – we’re not sure we would have predicted Dad’s Army going the same way, even though rumours of a movie have floated for years and film audiences met them once before in 1971. But according to reports from the Sunday Times, it’s a done deal.

The BBC – which carries more details on the story because of the Times’ pay wall – brings word that St. Trinian’s director Oliver Parker and his Johnny English Reborn script collaborator Hamish McColl are at works on script that would bring Captain Mainwaring and his dedicated but lacklustre platoon of troops to life once more.

Dad’s Army, which was created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, first aired in 1968 and ran until 1977. It followed the bumbling efforts of recruits to the Home Guard service, which was made up of retired soldiers and civilian volunteers tasked with defending Britain from invasion by Germany during World War II.

The show has long since become a cult comedy classic, loaded with quotable lines and memorable moments. The Times mentions that Toby Jones may play the fussy, strict, bank-manager-turned-Captain Mainwaring with Bill Nighy rumoured as the louche, smooth Sergeant Wilson. Dad’s Army fans have already been vocal with their displeasure, and it remains to be seen if any new film can win over the legions. Our big question: can they compete with The Expendables


What do you think of the idea for a new Dad's Army film?
Don't panic! It could be funny.
We're doomed! It'll be awful.
Put that light out! I'll decide when I see it.
Stupid boy. I couldn't care less.
  View results without voting


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

Zack Snyder To Direct The Justice League
Following the Man Of Steel sequel
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

Have the people who voted 'it could be funny'
realised this is 'from the writer of Johnny English and the director of St Trinians' at all? It's pretty insulting that they're not even going to bother with a proper try. More

Posted by elab49 at 20:31 on 02 May 2014 | Report This Post


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)