Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Prisoner (slight return)

Stories about a remake of the 1960s TV series The Prisoner have been circulating for almost as long as I can remember, so one learned some time ago to take them with a pinch of salt. But now that they've released a trailer, I guess we can now genuinely refer to the forthcoming movie.

So I turned, as one does, to, home of Ivan Radford, a critic who's always worth reading, to see what he has to say, and he sounds a note of sensible caution: 'It's actually looking quite awesome. Although it could still turn out absolutely terrible - these things usually do.' He's probably right.

Of course, those of us with a fondness for Portmeirion, where the original series was filmed, are going to regret the change of location, because the real star of the piece was the Village itself. But no doubt the film will generate yet more interest in the place.

1 comment:

jeepster said...

Has something of the feel of "Heroes" in the trailer which is not necessarily a bad thing but the other worldly feel of a place like Portmeirion does not seem to be here. However the "You don't know what's going on" atmosphere, if that is maintained throughout, may be successful in today's market for those liking a little inpenetrability.
The real fans will check out the original and therefore Portmeirion anyway.