The Battle of Britain is not the sort of cinematic theme that would usually pique my interest, but then again most films that tackle the subject don't try to reimagine it. And most projects don't sound as awesome as Jackboots on Whitehall -- a film I have been dying to see since December 7, 2006.

Imagine the German Luftwaffe flying in, bombing Britain into oblivion, as Hitler giggles with glee and takes over the country ... only to get his ass handed to him by the Scots. The idea sounds flipping brilliant, but there's been barely a word mentioned about this feature since some casting notices in 2007. So, using the power that is Google, I sat down today and went through a ton of pages, looking for some sort of word as to what in the heck is going on.

IMDb says it's in post-production. Rosamund Pike said in 2007 that the voices were all recorded. However, according to, which updated news on the project in April, the film should have began principal photography on June 23. Moviefone says it's set for release in 2010, while many other sites say it will be released this year. Whatever the case, it looks like it's still in the works, but hopefully it won't take another two years to get to us.
categories Cinematical