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Simon West Talks THE PRISONER

TOMB RAIDER helmer talks about his big screen version of the 1960s cult TV series.

By Frank Kurtz     July 05, 2001
Source: Empire Online


Patrick McGoohan in THE PRISONER
© 2001 ITC

Helmer Simon West has been talking about where his developing big screen version of THE PRISONER currently stands. While talking to Empire Online, West revealed, "We're just at script stage at the moment. I'm always developing two or more things at once. This was actually supposed to be done before TOMB RAIDER, but the script wasn't ready."


He adds, "From being a fan as a kid, out of nostalgia, I would want to put as much of the key stuff from the series in there, like his car or the location. I'd even like to get Patrick McGoohan in there, if he's at all interested. I don't know whether he's over it, but I want to wait until I've got a finished script I'm happy with before approaching him."


When asked if he planned to film the project at the site used by the original TV series, Portmeiron in North Wales, West says, "I would definitely want to shoot part of it there, but this film is going to be on a much bigger scale. And also just go to a whole level. Portmeirion wouldn't be big enough stylistically to be the whole film."

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