Peaky Blinders movie script ‘almost done’, will adapt real WWII stories

It’s been almost six months since Peaky Blinders aired its last episode on BBC One – and many fans have now turned their attention to the next feature film that will continue the story of the Shelby clan.

No release date has been confirmed for when this big screen outing might happen, but in an exclusive interview with to promote new dance theater show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, the boss from the Steven Knight series has released an update on the film. progress.

“Almost almost, it’s almost there,” he said when asked if the script had been finalized. “So, you know, we have the shooting schedule, we have the start dates, so everything is going to happen.”

Talking more about the ground the film will cover, Knight confirmed that it will be set during World War II, focusing on a number of untold real-life stories in which he will incorporate the Peaky Blinders.

“It’s the same rules [as writing the TV show] but I mean, always with Peaky, I tried to make it the same, but different,” he explained. “So every new series has a different focus.

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“I had this in mind for quite some time, a story with the Peakys during World War II, and I picked three true stories that I put into the film. True, somewhat secret and unknown stories about the World War II, and [I’ve] involved the Peakys in this.”

He added: “I’m still interested because with WW2 so much happened and so much death and destruction, so many things happened that didn’t really go on the books. ‘story. So those are the things that I focus on.”

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