Sky announces its brand new original family adventure film ‘The Amazing Mr Blunden’ which will air this Christmas.
Filming is underway for a brand new Sky Original which will air this Christmas and star Simon Callow, Tamsin Greig and Mark Gatiss – ‘The Amazing Mr Blunden’.
Written and directed by Mark Gatiss, the 90-minute magical film tells the story of two London teenagers Jamie and Lucy Allen who come across a mysterious old man, Mr Blunden, (played by Simon Callow) who offers their mum the opportunity to become the caretaker of a ruined country house – one that’s said to be haunted. Jamie and Lucy come across what appears to be a pair of ghost children, however these spooky kids, Sara and Georgie, aren’t actually ghosts. They’ve travelled forwards in time to seek help, believing they’re going to be murdered by the wicked Mr and Mrs Wickens. And Lucy and Jamie’s strange visitor seems to be the key to it all. With his help, they must travel back to 1821 to save Sara and Georgie and redeem their remorseful new friend – The Amazing Mr Blunden.
Mark Gatiss, Director, said: “To me, everything about ‘The Amazing Mr Blunden’ is magical. A ghost story with a sentimental heart. A costume drama with a time-travelling twist. Scary villains, melancholy, laughter and joy. I first came across the wonderful original film at primary school when it was shown on a battered old projector on that most hallowed of occasions – the last Friday before the Christmas holidays. In our new version, as in the book, the Allen family are very much from the modern world. I can’t wait to share the adventure with a whole new audience”.
Based on the novel ‘The Ghosts’ by Antonia Barber and the 1972 film of the same name, ‘The Amazing Mr Blunden’ is sure to be a huge hit with families up and down the UK this festive season.
The Amazing Mr Blunden will air on Sky and streaming service NOW this Christmas.