Noel Clarke’s Next Movie Wants To Flip The Cliche About British Movie Bad Guys

noel clarkeHe’s not telling what the project is but on the white carpet for Star Trek Into Darkness, Noel Clarke spared a few words for the secret film he hopes to start shooting this Summer:

I’m prepping something at the moment. Supposed to be directing in about five weeks time. I can’t tell you about it but someone said to me “Oh, isn’t it weird how the Brits are always villains in the American films. You should do a British film with an American villain.” That’s all I say.

Okay, it’s true – that has been something of a cliche. The prize examples would be Alan Rickman in Die Hard, Steven Berkoff in Beverly Hills Cop, Charles Dance in The Last Action Hero and The Golden Child. In Dreamcatcher, the British accent is actually a symptom of evil.

But is switching the cliche enough to support a whole film? It sounds bloody unlikely to me. And anyway, didn’t A Fish Called Wanda already do this?

I guess we’ll find out more about what Clarke is planning soon, especially if production will start in June. It’s interesting to note that this will be only the third feature Clarke has directed – after Adulthood and 4.3.2.1. Normally his name stays pretty high on the bill even when other writers and directors have entered the frame – see Fast Girls or Storage 24.

Thanks to Getty Images for the quote.

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