Dad's Army - The New Movie

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Frazer (Bill Paterson), Private Joe Walker (Daniel Mays), Corporal Jack Jones (Tom Courtenay), Sergeant Arthur Wilson (Bill Nighy), Captain George Mainwaring (Toby Jones), Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), Private Frank Pike (Blake Harrison), Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Copyright: Universal Pictures / DJ Films.

Dad's Army

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard is thrown into disarray with the arrival of a beautiful female journalist in the town

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Nick

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 4:13pm
  • Japan
  • 820 posts

I may be alone but I quite like the idea of a new movie based on these characters.

Bill Nighy is obviously a fine actor and the team behind Johnny English Reborn (which was actually very good for that type of movie) are making it.

Hopefully Ian Lavender will be involved somehow if he wishes to be.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 6:27pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

Simple question . . why do it?

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Ben

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 6:53pm
  • England
  • 18,404 posts

All I can say about this film is "Oh dear God!".

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Charlie Boy

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 7:57pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts

Has failure writted all over it!

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 9:23pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

My ideal cast for this.

Mainwaring: Anthony Hopkins.
Wilson: Nigel Havers (though Bill Nighy would be good)
Jones: John Savident
Walker: Johnny Vegas
Frasier: Russ Abbott
Mrs Pike: Emma Kennedy (could Liz Frasier reprise her film role?)
Hodges: David Thelfall
The Vicar: Harry Enfield

...except of course you can't replace them...

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ScotiaNova

  • Sunday 27th April 2014, 10:14pm
  • Scotland
  • 324 posts

Maybes Sir David can finally get the role of Jonesy . . .

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 7:24am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

That would be nice, of course...

It's interesting to see that it still takes place in Thetford, Norfolk. How many locations still survive? I know Victoria Wood mentioned how many in her film, but...

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Renegade Carpark

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 12:50pm
  • England
  • 11,291 posts

Can't they just save time and money hire the cast of 'The Expendables'?

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Will Cam

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 1:34pm
  • England
  • 8,015 posts

My ideal cast for this.

Manwaring: Aaron
Wilson: Marc P
Jones: Sootyj
Walker: RC
Pike: George Roper
Frasier: Alfred J Kipper
Mrs Pike: Jennie
Godfrey: billwill
Hodges: Teddy Paddalack

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sootyj

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 1:37pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Will Cam @ 28th April 2014, 1:34 PM BST

My ideal cast for this.

Manwaring: Aaron
Wilson: Marc P
Jones: Sootyj
Walker: RC
Pike: George Roper
Frasier: Alfred J Kipper
Mrs Pike: Jennie
Godfrey: billwill
Hodges: Teddy Paddalack
Hitler; Our Will Cam


Erm ok...

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Will Cam

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 1:43pm
  • England
  • 8,015 posts

I really wanted David Jason but he's too busy being an old twat.

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sootyj

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 4:21pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Renegade Carpark @ 28th April 2014, 3:53 PM BST

Sweeeeeet!


More like the permanently annoyed air raid warden.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 4:59pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

Captain Square?

(No, hang on, that's my role.)

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Aldeem

  • Monday 28th April 2014, 6:59pm
  • SE London/Kent, England
  • 183 posts

Terrible idea, unless you're too young to remember it first time around. And, if you are, chances are you won't be interested in the subject matter, so either way a waste of time and money.