News - May 18, 2016

Carry On film franchise to return, two new movies announced
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Carry On film franchise set for reboot

Carry On, the beloved series of comedy movies, is set for a return after 24 years. 

The series began with Carry On Sergeant in 1958 and was last seen in 1992 with Carry On Columbus, but a return has now been announced. 

Two new movies have been announced, they are to be titled Carry On Doctors and Carry On Campus. No casting details have been unveiled as yet. 

Jonathan Sothcott, CEO of Hereford Films, the company behind the project, said of the reboot: "This won't be 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 will be written by Susan Nickson and Tim Dawson, who are best known for writing BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Nickson said: "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 humour and the ever present message that good people always win is absolutely global."

Co-writer Dawson added: "These films are a part of British culture and to be carrying on the legacy of Norman Hudis and Talbot Rothwell is a thrill and a responsibility. We intend to be sympathetic to the heritage whilst being unafraid to modernise the franchise for a whole new audience. This is, literally, my dream job."

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