Carry On To Return After 25 Years With Two Movies Planned
The ‘Carry On’ movies are set to return, 25 years after the last instalment in the bawdy comedy series.
According to reports, two new movies are in the works, called 'Carry On Doctors’ and 'Carry On Campus’, penned by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, the pair behind BBC sitcom 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps’.
Sadly, it’s not thought that surviving 'Carry On’ stars like Barbara Windsor or Jim Dale will be starring.
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A source told The Sun: “This has been on the cards for some time.
“All being well with work on the script it will start shooting in October with a release pencilled in for 2017 - which will coincide with the 25th anniversary on the last film.
“There’s a brilliant team behind this and they’re determined to make it a success.
“They want it to be a fresh start in terms of the cast, so it will be a completely new set of characters but with the old cheekiness of the past films.
“There’s a real rise in nostalgia with old series coming back - such as Dad’s Army, Porridge and Ab Fab. Now definitely feels like the right time to do it justice.”
The last time the 'Carry On’ series was revived, however, it was not a success.
1992’s 'Carry On Columbus’, despite a star-studded cast including veterans like Dale, Leslie Phillips and Bernard Cribbins opposite Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall and Keith Allen, was hammered by critics.
In fact, in a 2004 poll of British film actors, technicians and writers, it was voted the worst British movie of all time.
The original series comprised 31 movies, made from the late 50s to the mid-70s directed by Gerald Thomas.
Movies like 'Carry On Camping’ and 'Carry On Up The Khyber’ made household names of stars like Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Joan Sims, Bernard Breslaw, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor.
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