A look at some of the Britsh gangster and crime films to be released or going into production during 2020.
As news comes in this page will constantly be updated over the course of 2020, with the latest British gangster film news!.
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 4: MARBELLA available now on Home entertainment.
Signature Entertainment presents RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 4: MARBELLA on DVD 6th January 2020.
Synopsis: Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away. It's not long before he's off to Marbellato find Frank Harris and seek his revenge. But Harris is long dead and the middle-man Terry Fisher (Andrew Loveday) offers Pat the biggest drug deal of his life.
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24 HOURS IN LONDON is available now on DVD.
Synopsis: Fresh out on the streets from a 10-year prison sentence, a killer is focused on seeking vengeance against his beloved sister’s murderers. Aided by those he believes he can trust, they go on a 24 hour killing spree to settle all scores as a discredited female detective, whose superior questions her every move must deal with her past before she can uncover the shocking truth behind their motives.
RED DEVIL had a limited Cinema release in 2019 and is available now on Digital.
Buckle up. Free your mind. It’s a crazy trip of a film that leaves you wondering in places what the fuck is going on...Read more.
Synopsis: Red Devil is a substance so powerful and addictive that just one hit leaves the user hooked for life. Hugo, a lonely ‘Purple Rabbits’ loving, cannabis farmer come dealer is desperate for a little companionship when he comes across Ella and Oscar are a married couple who rob and kill Red Devil dealers. Riley is a red addict but due to the shortage of red devil caused by Ella and Oscar’s high jacking’s as Riley turns to desperate measure to score some red and inevitably set a chain of events in motion which will end in a show down of them all.
Boasting an all-star cast, RED DEVIL is a rollercoaster journey through a world of crime, drugs and calamity.
VILLAIN is released in UK Cinemas and on Digital 28th February 2029.
Synopsis: VILLAIN follows the harrowing journey of Eddie Franks (Fairbrass). After being released from prison after 10 years, Eddie attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter (Hoyle) and clearing his brother’s (Russo) debt. Despite his best efforts, he finds himself drawn back into a life of crime, with devastating consequences.
Steven Murphy's RELENTLESS will be released in 2020 with a date TBC.
RELENTLESS is Steven Murphy's follow up to his gritty and at time hard to watch MY SAVIOUR.
Synopsis: Jake has just been released from prison. He has one day to stay out of trouble until he can get away and start a new life with his brother.
Jake is home back on his estate where during some commotion outside he comes to the aid of a young 'street' girl called Ava. The repercussions with the gang force Jake and Ava to get off the estate. Now they both start to question where they belong in this life as the story builds to its exciting climax as Ava takes things into her own hands to escape the gang and to a new life for herself.
Jake has to ask himself where his loyalties now lie, with himself and his new life, or to young Ava? When you're busy making a future, you can often forget your past.
Savvas D. Michael's controversial ORIGINAL GANGSTER will be released in 2020.
Outline: ORIGINAL GANGSTER is the stoic chronicles of Castor, orphaned as a child, forced to survive in the wild and his colorful journey through the criminal underworld of London.
ORIGINAL GANGSTER stars Steve Guttenberg, Vas Blackwood, Ian Reddington, Daniel Caltagirone, Adam Deacon, Serhat Metin, Sean Cronin, David Mullenger, Jamie Crew & Badger Skelton.
MUSCLE starring Craig Fairbrass will be released in 2020 TBC.
Synopsis: Simon isn’t living the life he wants. He’s tired of his dead-end job at a call centre – and he isn’t even any good at it. He and his girlfriend are painfully drifting apart. He’s sick of his pudgy body and his life. It’s time to make a change and hit the gym.
His inexperience, timid nature, and soft body stick out in this run-down gym full of Schwarzeneggers. Immediately, he draws the attention of an intimidating personal trainer named Terry who offers to coach him. Terry’s criminal past, impulse to humiliate, and aggressive style all concern Simon – but he swiftly sees results and finally feels alive.
All too quickly though, Simon’s life spins out of control after his girlfriend leaves him and Terry becomes his boss, friend, and roommate. Simon suddenly finds himself trapped, stuck in a self-destructive spiral, as every aspect of his life now dangerously rests in Terry’s big, tough hands...
Veteran UK actor Billy Murray is set to return to the big screen in James Crow’s British gangster film NEMESIS.
Billy Murray has appeared in some classic crime films over the years including Performance (1970), McVicar (1980), Essex Boys (2000), Rollin' with the Nines (2006), Rise of the Footsoldier (2007), The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012), We Still Steal the Old Way (2016) and Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story (2017). Gamers will also know him for the voice of Captain Price in the Call of Duty video game franchise.
In NEMESIS, Murray plays John Morgan, an underworld kingpin whose return to London triggers a cataclysm of violence, retribution and murder.
Joining the cast alongside Murray will be Jeanine Nerissa, playing his wife Sadie and Ambra Moore, (granddaughter of Sir Roger Moore) making her screen debut as his daughter Kate. Other familiar faces in the NEMESIS cast include Nick Moran (Lock, Stock), Nick Nevern (Rise of the Footsoldier 4), George Russo (Villian) and Johnny Palmiero (Rise of the Footsoldier 2).
NEMESIS is written by Adam Stephen Kelly who also serves as co-producer, directed by James Crow and produced by Jonathan Sothcott. Filming begins Spring 2020.
NEMESIS is the first movie from new London-based indie production startup Shogun Films, which has an ambitious slate for 2020/21 including revenge thriller Renegades, '80s action movie pastiche Assault on Hazard Rock, bare knuckle fighting biopic Pretty Boy, and siege thriller Man of War. There is also a feature documentary to be announced soon.
Director James Crow commented: “I’m incredibly excited to be directing Billy Murray – he is one of the true icons of British film and television. Nemesis is a dark, violent, gritty British crime film. If you liked Vendetta and Piggy, this will be right up your street. We are assembling a heavyweight cast to ensure we do the material justice”.
TRIED AND TESTED the story of reformed Tyneside criminal Stephen Sayers set to commence production spring 2020.
A Bafta winning director Garry Fraser is set to direct TRIED AND TESTED, a film based on Stephen Sayers best-selling book, 'The Sayers Tried And Tested At The Highest Level.'
Local actor Steve Wraith who has appeared in films such as 'Rise Of The Footsoldier', 'The Krays: Dead Man Walking' and on local drama 'Vera' has been cast in the lead role playing Stephen. Melly Barnes who appeared in 'Our Friends In The North' will play his brother Michael, whilst Alfie Dobson will take the role of John. Jayne Mackenzie will take on the role of Stephen's mother Yvonne, whilst his cousin Tony Sayers will play his Dad, John Snr.
PAYNE & REDEMPTION 2020 release TBC.
PRETTY BOY is set to commence production in 2020 TBC
PRETTY BOY is the story of bare knuckle boxer Roy Shaw.
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 5 to be directed by Nick Nevern.
Production should get under way for a RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER reboot, with a fresh cast and directed by Nick Nevern who starred and was involved in RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 4: Marbella.