The pic above is the first we’ve seen from the new Brit thriller, Welcome To the Punch, which follows in the long line of UK-based gangster movies. It’s an action thriller about a London detective (James McAvoy) and an ex-criminal (Mark Strong) who’s forced to return from his Icelandic hideaway. They become unlikely allies in a bid to expose a high-level conspiracy. The cast also includes Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan.
The second movie from BAFTA nominated Colin Creevy, Welcome To The Punch is due out on September 7th. If all the film is as stylish as the pic above, it’ll be one to watch out for. On the script Creevy comments, “We wanted to be as ambitious as possible. People are held back by a budget and a concept sometimes, but I knew that if I made it good enough it wouldn’t matter.” And it might well be good as the script placed third on the 2010 Brit List (the UK version of the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays).
The image comes via ScreenDaily which also has an interesting article about the making of the movie, which is worth a read is you’re interested in young filmmakers shooting for the stars.