"Bob Shuter, suburban vigilante. Driven by rage to wage a one-man war on the underworld of Kent, Bob Shuter is... The Reprisalizer."
December 13, 2011 9:50 PM   Subscribe

"You're going nowhere, son. Just you, me ad the walls. So wipe that bloody grin off before it's shot off, and don't slouch. You toe rag. You bin. Pay attention when I break you. And break you I will, boy. You're in my manor, now." Buck up! It's Terry Finch's THE REPRISALIZER! Follow Bob Shuter, whose mission of reprisal against his brother's killers, their families, associates, progeny and property takes him across the desolate wasteland of 70s Britain, primarily Kent AKA FINCHLAND. Finch, writer of The Reprisalizer and DRAW!, the cowboy whose name means death, is soon to be the subject of a major motion picture from Matthew Holness, creator of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
posted by Artw (15 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
This sounds awesome.
posted by dortmunder at 10:10 PM on December 13, 2011

The lord moves in mysterious ways ... He can hover, and swoop.
posted by neuromodulator at 10:50 PM on December 13, 2011

I wish I was more attractive, like Dagless.
posted by mintcake! at 11:58 PM on December 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Somewhere, Edward Woodward is grinning madly.

"This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen." —King Lear, p46
posted by infinitewindow at 12:23 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is one of the best things ever. Ever.

"this is going to be the most significant televisual event since Quantum Leap." And I do not say that lightly.
posted by usagizero at 12:54 AM on December 14, 2011

also, i'll just leave this here...

posted by usagizero at 12:56 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh man, I'm doing a 31 Days of Horror thing over December and just did a write up about Garth Marenghi's Darkplace which belongs in every horror marathon.

This news makes me very happy. I wish Mr. Holness had more work. But, you know, he's like a candle in the wind: unreliable.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:15 AM on December 14, 2011

Ah, look, there's an entry in the blog from Frank Barrow, founder and President of the Terry Finch Appreciation Society.
posted by Artw at 1:21 AM on December 14, 2011

Despite creating two of the toughest, hard-boiled characters in pulp fiction history and braining a man in a public library, the writer Terry Finch remains an elusive figure, venerated by fans yet shunned by ‘respectable’ publishers and the wider world (which, if you’ve read just one Finch in your life, you will recognise as a distinctly cruel and unforgiving place, especially Thanet). One of Britain’s foremost exponents of British noir and the British western, little is known about Finch himself bar his facial features, which adorn the lurid covers of practically every book he wrote from 1970 onwards - a contractual obligation imposed by the writer himself, often in lieu of payment.
posted by memebake at 2:22 AM on December 14, 2011

Producer Ally Gipps says the movie – which was developed with finance from the British Film Institute – is ‘not an out and out comedy’. ‘Matt is moving away from comedy,’ he added.

I'm intrigued. Darkplace was amazing on every level, but something semi-sincere instead? I'm game.
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:27 AM on December 14, 2011

Blood!? Blood. Crimson copper-smelling blood, his blood. Blood. Blood. Blood. And bits of sick.

This is awesome.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:52 AM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]

Man, this sounds terrific!

I hope this turns into another reunion project with all the Darkplace/Boosh people in it.
posted by heatvision at 7:23 AM on December 14, 2011

Garth Marenghi live @ The Velvet Onion 1, 2
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:52 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

'Bob Shuter was a normal newspaper kiosk vendor until gangsters electrified his twin brother's testicles by car battery.'
Sold, although if truth be told, he'd have had me at "creator of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace."
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:26 AM on December 14, 2011

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