The latest news from the Red Dwarf movie production office.
13 September, 2002
With the Red Dwarf movie currently in pre-production, reddwarf.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Charles Armitage, about the latest developments - including the scheduled shooting dates.
"We are in pre-pre-production already," he confirmed, "with actual pre-production set to begin in November." Pre-production will see the offices of Shepperton Studios filled with designers and artists as sets, storyboards and costumes are put-together in readiness for the shoot. "Full production will begin at the start of March."
As fans are only too aware, the movie was originally planned to arrive in the Winter of 2002 - so why the delay? "It's a combination of dates, budget, the instability of financial markets and other productions. We're waiting until Chris Barrie and Harvey Harrison [Red Dwarf - The Movie's Director of Photography] finish on Lara Croft 2."
Has the wait been as frustrating for the makers as it has for the fans? "Yes and no. Naturally it's frustrating, but it's been perversely good for the film in the long run, with new territories buying up the TV series." Including Japan? "Particularly Japan - as a Red Dwarf market, it's maturing to match the UK, USA and Australasia!"
As production approaches, reddwarf.co.uk will be delivering updates from the production offices, as well as regular reports from the set. In a few short months, things are going to be hotting up like a Lister-made vindaloo!
You can check out the stories from 'pre-pre-production' - plus storyboards from the movie's planning phase - on our Movie Deck.