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Preston author Nick Oldham’s We Still Kill the Old Way to debut on Boxing Day

Posted on - 24th December, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News

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A Preston author is to see his film available from Boxing Day.

We Still Kill the Old Way is penned by Nick Oldham and is his second screenplay after working on Vendetta last year.

The film stars Ian Ogilvy, Steven Berkoff, Lysette Anthony, Chris Ellison and former Bond girl Alison Doody.

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Oldham said: “This time round it was slightly different as the timeframe was longer but last time I had a rough cut of the film to use as a guide as well as the screenplay. There was no such luxury this time as the film went into production as I was writing the novel, so I only had the shooting script to work from.”

“The plot is already there but my job is to embellish the characterisations that in a screenplay look flat on the page but are brought to life by the accomplished actors. I can also add back story which the film sometimes doesn’t allow for or have the scope or sometimes budget or time to bring to the film.”

Nick Oldham has penned the screenplay and novel

Nick Oldham has penned the screenplay and novel

The film follows Richie Archer, an old time gangster who is living in Spain and living the quiet life. He receives a phone call to say his brother Charlie has been murdered by a gang of youths.

Archer heads back to London and reassembles his gang to exact revenge against the gang who took Charlie’s life.

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Film producer Jonathon Sothcott said: “We wanted to give readers a flavour of the film beyond Nick’s excellent adaptation and providing action stills from the shoot seemed a natural extension of that.”

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