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Dad's Army wraps, sets release date

Principal photography has wrapped on Dad’s Army, with Universal Pictures releasing in UK on Feb 5, 2016.

Written by Hamish McColl and directed by BAFTA award-winner Oliver Parker, the remake of the classic UK series stars Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon.

“This feature film re-imagining of the characters from the original comedy series, which remains a cultural heritage, is sure to please all audiences,” said Niels Swinkels, managing directorof Universal Pictures International UK & Eire.

The film was shot entirely on location in Yorkshire for seven weeks, beginning in early October and ending on Dec. 3.

“[Yorkshire’s] stunning locations give the film an epic scale and the people were beyond helpful” said producer Damian Jones.

Jimmy Perry, Ann Croft, Penny Croft, Hugo Heppell, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Josephine Rose and Miles Ketley serve as executive producers.

Universal Pictures International, through its division Universal Pictures International Production (UPIP), previously acquired worldwide rights. The film was packaged by Wiggin EP and is backed by Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund

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