Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has given an update on the eagerly anticipated movie.
Cillian Murphy, who played Thomas Shelby, is rumoured to be reprising the role, while Knight has teased that ‘so many people, so many great actors, that we are already, sort of, in conversation with for the film’.
Knight has previously revealed that the movie will be set during World War II, in an interview with Empire, he said: “It’s also the end of empire: we enter the Second World War and by the end of it, there is no empire, really. But I… have revised the scope of what it is.
"It will now go into and beyond the Second World War. Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that.”
The screenwriter said fans should ‘expect the unexpected’ and said the movie will be ‘the same but different’ with new characters introduced into the mix.
And now the Peaky Blinders creator has given us all a bit of an update about the status of the film.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Knight revealed that there’s going to be a proper announcement, and that ‘I get shot if I announce anything’, but did add that ‘it's coming and it's soon’.
Last October, Knight said filming for the flick would most likely kick off this spring.
"I'm delivering the script for the film on Monday, so we'll start production in Spring,” he told the Radio Times.
Adding: “It should be in cinemas by the Spring 2024."
Although plot details are being kept strictly under wraps for the time being, Knight has shared that filming will pick up where the real life Peaky Blinders lived.
“We're going to shoot it at the studio in Digbeth, and on location in Digbeth in Birmingham,” he said. “Digbeth and Small Heath [are] where the Peaky Blinders actually roamed, so it's like Peaky's coming home.
“I’m just really looking forward to having a Peaky event where people can watch it communally.
“I mean, the social media community is so strong and people talk to each other. But to actually be together physically will be really interesting."