Sliding Doors director helming new lockdown movie

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British director Peter Howitt (right) is putting together a new film called Lock Down – and it’s set to start shooting this autumn.

Yesterday we got the news that Michael Bay is overseeing a movie to do with coronavirus and lockdown. Now? British director Peter Howitt, who helmed Sliding Doors and Johnny English – amongst his many credits – is putting a virus-themed project together too.

He’s directed a feature set during the current pandemic and ensuing shutdown, based on a screenplay that he’s penned with Gary Preisler. The film is cunningly going by the title Lock Down.

It’ll be an ensemble piece, set in March of this year, that follows seven characters over the course of 60 days as they adapt to the new world in front of them.

The plan is to start shooting the movie in the Los Angeles area this coming September.

No casting news as of yet, but Fortitude International is backing the movie, and expect more news on it in the autumn.



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