"SHARPE SHOOTING - AGAIN?"
There has been quite a lot of press lately regarding the return of Sharpe to British TV screens. Whilst it is looking increasingly likely that our swashbuckling hero, Richard Sharpe will return to ITV, the producers, author Bernard Cornwell and the ITV Drama department are still holding preliminary talks to iron out some details.
What does look fairly certain at the moment is that Sean Bean will return to his role as Richard Sharpe and there will be one new film split into two parts for British Television, and one cinematic film for overseas viewing.
As and when I get further confirmation of what is happening, I will update our website or the society newsletter accordingly. For now, lets just celebrate the fact that after 8 years, we may be getting some more "Sharpe"!
I have been contacted by the producers very recently, and am pleased to be able to update you as follows.
"The producers of Sharpe, director Tom Clegg and production staff are in Rajestan, India at present for 8 days doing a recce for the latest Sharpe film, Sharpe's Challenge. Whilst there is still some way to go, we are now hopeful that all should be well, and shooting should take place towards the end of 2005."
This new film is NOT based on any novels by Bernard Cornwell, but will be a completely new story by a scriptwriter.
We will update this news as soon we have anything else to confirm.