Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Chinaman Movie

Filming is almost halfway through on The Chinaman, and the footage I've seen looks absolutely amazing. Yesterday I watched the filming of the scenes where The Chinaman (Jackie Chan) confronts IRA man Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) at a farm in Ireland (actually filmed in Oxfordshire).

Jacky Chan and Pierce Brosnan are giving great performances and it's going to be a terrific film.

I went to the set with David Marconi, who wrote Enemy Of The State and who has produced an amazing script from my book.

The production set-up is amazing with more than a hundred people supporting director Martin Campbell. They have brought in dozens of trailers and built a metal platform on a field to support all the vehicles.

The farm they are using is terrific, very much as I had imagined it when I wrote the book some twenty-five years ago.

The stunts in the movie are amazing and cost more than a million pounds. I came across a car they've blown up and there are more explosions planned!

I can't wait to see the finished film - I know it's going to be brilliant!


Mt edd said...

Just discovered the books by Stephen Leather (don't know where I've been! 🤔) and now found out the first book I have and am still enjoying reading , is being made into a movie!!! The Chinaman- and with Jackie Chan, one of my favourite actors!!! Is someone having a laugh?? Is it the 1st of April?? Nice .... Can't wait. Anyway one of the best books I've read.

Nick said...

this is great news. Saw the stuff on the media but didn't realise it was for one of your books. Can't wait for the film to come out!