The Peaky Blinders haven’t given up yet. While rumors are circulating about the development of a spin-off of the series, a film will orchestrate the exit of Tomas Shelby. The project could even arrive faster than expected, as explained showrunner Steven Knight in an interview with Radio Times: “ I’m refining the script at the moment.. I sit down at my keyboard and leave. It’s a bit like having a dream to me. We sit there and let things happen. And then we read it again, and we say to ourselves “It’s pretty good, but where did I get that from? “. The idea is to start filming in mid-2024.
This condition posed cash by Cillian Murphy
In the meantime, fans are dreaming of seeing Cillian Murphy donning the Thomas Shelby costume again in the feature film Peaky Blinders. At the microphone of the Desert Island Discs show, the interpreter of Robert Oppenheimer set his conditions: “If there is more story to tell, and si Stephen Knight delivers a script like I know he can, then I will be there. I mean if we want to see 50-year-old Tommy Shelby, I’ll be there.”. The actor will soon return to Netflix in a radically different role. He will be involved in his first feature film as a producer. His company Big Things Film, co-founded with Alan Moloney, will finance the adaptation of the novel Shy by Max Porter, the story of a violent school dropout who finds himself in a residence for juvenile delinquents threatened with closure.
This other ambitious project from the creator of Peaky Blinders
Involved in the time-consuming writing of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight has already had the opportunity to dabble in cinema. In 2019, he wrote the script and directed Serenity with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. If he should not direct the film derived from the series led by Cillian Murphy, the showrunner will sign the script for the next chapter of the saga Star Wars on the big screen, New Jedi Order, with Daisy Ridley in Rey Returns, aka the last of the Skywalkers. In the meantime, we will find his name in the credits of Maria, the new film by Pablo Larraín with Angelina Jolie. We will be following all of this very closely in the coming months!