Fans of gratuitous sexual innuendo and arguably-unnecessary reboots are in for a treat, following the news that a new ‘Carry On’ film is in the works.
As reported by Variety, the British comedy film series is about to get a revamp for the 21st century, starting with the new film, ‘Carry On Doctors’, the first in 25 years.
Although it’s not yet known who will appear in the cast of ‘Carry On Doctors’, Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson have been recruited to pen the script, having both previously written for the sitcom ‘Two Pints Of Lager’.
Susan said of the new project: “I’m thrilled to be involved in perhaps the biggest comedy franchise in Britain. I grew up watching these films and to be working on this project feels like coming home. They’re peculiarly British but the appeal of the humor and the ever-present message that good people always win is absolutely global.”
Tim also spoke of his desire to “modernise the franchise”, while remaining “sympathetic to the heritage” of the original films, which made household names of actors like Sid James and Kenneth Williams.
Jonathan Sothcott of Hereford Films, who are producing ‘Carry On Doctors’, added: “We are making a new entry in the series with love and care: it isn’t a remake or an attempt to reinvent the wheel. We won’t be trying to find new Sids or Kenneths – we’re looking to create a whole new ensemble of brilliant British comedic actors.
“No stunt casting. No big American stars. This will be British film at its best, as the truly remarkable heritage deserves.”
‘Carry On Doctors’ is said to be followed by ‘Carry On Campus’ with filming dates “to be announced”.
The original ‘Carry On’ series was compiled of 30 low-budget comedy films made over a period of 20 years, not including ‘Carry On Columbus’, the most recent attempt at a revival.
‘Carry On Columbus’ was released in 1992, and featured the likes of Rik Mayall, Julian Clary and Keith Allen, with only a handful of the films’ original recurring stars putting in an appearance.
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