- 'Peaky Blinders' creator confirms movie release
- The beloved "Tommy Shelby" will be back to screen
- Cillian Murphy to star the film
The streets of Birmingham have been whispering, and the rumors are true! The dapper gangsters of 'Peaky Blinders' are swapping their small screen caps for cinema-sized ambitions. Steven Knight, the mastermind behind the gritty series, has been toiling away in secret, crafting the ultimate send-off for the beloved "Tommy Shelby" (played by the magnetic Cillian Murphy) and his notorious crew.
Fans have been on the edge of their seats since the series wrapped on Netflix in 2022, and Knight has finally broken his silence. In a tantalizing chat with 'Radio Times,' Knight spilled the beans: "I’m just working on the final bits of it at the moment," he revealed, adding that the dreamlike process of writing had him questioning the origins of his own brilliant ideas. And with a target to start filming in the sizzling summer of 2024, the anticipation is building to a fever pitch!
But what can we expect from this silver screen spectacle? Knight teased a cinematic experience that will dwarf the TV series, promising a budget that allows for real, jaw-dropping stunts. "You can blow stuff up," he declared. Could "Tommy Shelby" be the new "James Bond" of the gangster world? It's not off the table!
The 'Peaky Blinders' universe expands
As for the star-studded lineup, while details are hush-hush, Knight hinted that Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson are likely to reprise their iconic roles as the "Shelby" brothers. But wait, there's more! Knight isn't just stopping with a movie – he's got two spinoffs simmering over at Netflix. One will whisk us away to Boston in the mid-20th century, while the other will shine a spotlight on the formidable matriarch "Polly."
So, keep your flat caps at the ready and your eyes peeled for more updates. The "Shelby" gang may be bidding adieu to TV, but their saga is far from over. With a movie and spinoffs on the horizon, the world of 'Peaky Blinders' is about to get a whole lot bigger – and we can't wait!