14 Jan


City Fiction Limited (“City Fiction”), the publishers of Tony Drury’s romantic thrillers, has announced that his fourth novel ‘A Flash of Lightning’ is to be the basis of a UK based drama for the silver screen in 2016.

Spring Time Films has acquired the rights to the book and City Fiction has linked up with independent film producer Shirani Le Mercier. She will be working closely with Jane Foster, who will be co-producing the film.

Award winning screen writer Rob Green has begun work on the script and is shown in the picture below with Tony, Shirani and Jane visiting Bridego Bridge, near to Leighton Buzzard, the scene, over fifty years ago, of one of the most notorious robberies of all time.

‘A Flash of Lightning’ tells the dramatic story of Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Rudd’s life threatening bid to stop a terrorist bombing attack that seems likely to kill around four hundred people.

Throughout the final desperate hours there is a link to Bridego Bridge and the events there half a century ago. As with all Drury’s books there is a love interest as City financier Matthew Buckingham finds himself involved in a film fraud and a chase for Jessica, a woman who has tantalised his dreams.

Editor’s Notes

•For more information on Tony Drury see www.tonydrury.com

•Follow Tony Drury on Twitter @mrtonydrury

•Rob Green is a trained film editor and has worked on feature films such as Licence to Kill and Frankenstein. Directing the feature film The Bunker in 2002, it was nominated for several Best Film Awards at International Film Festivals including closing the prestigious Midnight Madness section at the Toronto Film Festival.

•Jane Foster has worked in the film industry for over 15 years as a Screenwriter, Producer and Director and fuelled a growing passion for eastern spiritual philosophies which are woven through all her stories and characters going on to write and direct her first feature film ‘Gracie’. Currently the producer of Aura.

•Shirani Le Mercier, a member of BAFTA has worked in the film industry for 16 years with expertise in areas of distribution, production, publicity and event and talent management. Her career started with Sony Pictures, France Distribution working on their slate of films. She set-up her own company in 2007, ‘Spring Time Films’ and is developing a catalogue of film, TV and digital projects as a producer/co-producer.

Please contact Cathy Wright on 07772 733349 or email cathy@cityfiction.co.uk

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