The Enemy Comes Small In JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
What's this?  A new World War II film featuring the likes of Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Richard E Grant and Tom Wilkinson?  You would be forgiven if, on reading that cast list, you were bracing yourself for another piece of WWII Oscar bait or, perhaps, another trip down exploitation lane a la Inglourious Basterds.  But, no, a trip farther down the cast list gives a hint that this may not be the case ... after all, what would Stephen Merchant and Richard O'Brien - you know his face from Dark City, but his most enduring work is as the writer of Rocky Horror - be doing in one of those films?

No, writing and directing duo Edward and Rory McHenry have a little something else planned.  Something small but epic.  Something animated.  With toys.  Welcome to Jackboots on Whitehall, a revisionist history of World War II in which Goering, Goebbels and Himmler hatch a plan to tunnel under the English Channel and into the heart of London, capturing the core of England while the bulk of the army is massed at Dunkirk.  Our only hope?  A group of villagers massed to make a last stand at Hadrian's Wall.

Word has been circulating about Jackboots for a little while now and while there is still no trailer available we have just landed a first look at a full dozen still shots from the film.  The level of detail and craft in these shots is remarkable.  The Nazis remain remarkably iconic in toy form - the shot of them marching in rank is actually quite eerie - and while I have no idea what William Wallace is doing in this film I'm glad he is.  Check the images below!
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