Peaky Blinders: according to Cillian Murphy the film will not materialize in a short time
The actor Cillian Murphy has some bad news for fans of Peaky Blinders, dishing up a disappointing update on the development of the follow-up film in the series. Murphy, who starred on the show for the duration of its six seasons as Tommy Shelby, is now hinting that a movie won’t be hitting theaters any time soon. Following the conclusion of the show’s sixth and final season, talks of a movie began almost immediately, with the Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight which confirmed that a feature film was in the works.
However, in an interview, Murphy has now questioned the development of the film. In fact, the actor said: “If there’s a new story, I’d love to do it, but it has to make sense.” The hit drama, first broadcast by the BBC in the UK before global distribution rights were picked up by Netflix, has received widespread critical acclaim and the high bar set by the original series appears to be one cause for Murphy’s reservations. as he continued”Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television and we went high. I’m really proud of this last series. So, it should be legitimate to do more”.
However, Murphy’s comments contradict earlier comments by Knight, who said, most recently in July 2022. a script for the film was nearly completed. Knight had in fact said: “Yes, I’m writing this right now. I’m almost done writing it and we’re going to shoot it“. The showrunner also said: “I hope we shoot in… within 18 months“. However, after his comments, Knight was signed to write a film of Star Wars focused on Rey’s Daisy Ridley, so Knight’s priorities may currently have changed. All that remains is to wait to find out if the film will be made or not and in what time frame.