‘Megan’s Game’ is to made into an international film at Shepperton Studios

04 Jan

Press Release January 2013
Megan’s Game – The Film

City financier Tony Drury’s debut novel ‘Megan’s Game’ is set to be a feature film due for release in spring 2014. The critically acclaimed author’s romantic thriller will be ‘a movie with international appeal’ according to producer Paul Tucker.

A love story with a murder twist, set against the beautiful backdrops of the Snowdonian Welsh coast, the Cote D’Azure and London, ‘Megan’s Game’ has the glitz, glamour and intrigue of the City. Peppered with power struggles and sexual charge, it has all the ingredients of a box office hit.

Initial funding is secured and development of a screenplay, written by ‘Emmy’ winning and three times ‘Oscar’ nominated Crispian Sallis, is well underway.

Tucker’s credentials include Braveheart, Franco Zeffirelli’s Hamlet, three Disney films (King Arthur, 101 and 102 Dalmatians), An Ideal Husband (Rupert Everett and Cate Blanchette), four Bond films, Alien and Aliens. Production and post production of ‘Megan’s Game’ will be at Shepperton film studios where Tucker has been based for over 20 years.

‘Tony Drury’s book contains all the elements to develop a screenplay with international box office appeal’ said Tucker.

Drury is also notching up a few credits; he has just finished penning his third book ‘Cholesterol’ for a summer release. His second novel ‘The Deal’ was published last October. He is also the author of six financial books and in 1998-2006 he built St. Helen’s Capital into the most successful PLUS Markets corporate advisory business. In 2004 he raised funds to get Quercus, the publisher of Stieg Larsonn’s trilogy ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ off the ground.

To interview Tony Drury or Paul Tucker or for more information please contact Teresa Quinlan on 0203 551 3970 or email teresa@loveprlondon.com

Editor’s Notes
• Budget £5m+
• Schedule – Development January to April 2013/ Prep May to July 2013/ Shoot August to October 2013/ Post Production November 2013 to March 2014/ Release April-May 2014.
• Crispian Sallis was Oscar nominated for his work as ‘Best Art Direction’ on ‘Gladiator’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘Aliens’. In 2007 he won a Primetime Emmy for ‘Outstanding Art Direction’ for ‘The Tudors’.

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