Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Film News: The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson

Catching up with my Kermode and Mayo film review podcasts, the last but one was filmed at the Edinburgh Film Festival with special guest Robert Carlyle.

It transpires that Robert Carlyle is to star and direct The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson based on the book by Douglas Lindsay.

The book is currently free to download on UK Kindle and at Kobo, and is only £1.99 as a print book.

Official Blurb: Barney Thomson — awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next.

However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat.

Barney Thomson's uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer…

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - Interesting film news - thanks.