Saturday, July 22, 2006

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody Pakis up"

If I was making a movie about 7/7 and was considering actors to play the bad guys, I don't think my first choice would be Michael Caine. Then again it wouldn't occur to me to make the bad guys the British police:
The legend of Bollywood, mega-star Amitabh Bachchan, is all set to star as cop in a film based on the London bombing of July 7th 2005.

The film, which has been titled Shoot On Sight, will be about a Muslim policeman whose beliefs and loyalty are tested after the terrorist bombings take place…

[Indian director Jagmohan Mundhra] is hoping to sign Kirsten Scott Thomas to play the English wife of Amitabh’s character, while Oscar winner Michael Caine is being touted to portray the racist Police Commissioner.
I wonder if the film is eligible for funding from the UK lottery and the EU - it sounds like the sort of Brit-bashing exercise they love to throw money at.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Verity said...

Sounds like a real snoozeroo.

2:27 pm  
Blogger Serf said...

the racist Police Commissioner

That would be Ian "Diversity" Blair?

12:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah...
back up tiger
have you forgotten artistic freedom- or is that denied for non whites?
these guys are from india- which has a bigger muslim problem than israel and the west combined. more people die every month in terrorist bombings than israel has seen. give them a chance. they will probably come up suprememly stupid- but it will not glorify the 7/7 bombings.
the world sadly is not the developed world (= 10 % of the population?).

4:37 pm  

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