We're surprised that The Standard didn't run this as front page news with the headline WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! and a photo of Kevin Costner in his Waterworld gear driving a black cab:
A film about the real-life threat of a tidal wave hitting London will begin shooting in the capital in the spring. The Flood tells the story of what would happen if the city's dam defences were breached and is based on research that suggests global warming could cause the Thames to rise to catastrophic levels.
We do like Robert Carlyle and he's bound to be good fun in this, but Joanne Whalley, David Suchet and Tom Courtenay don't do much for us. Neither does the news that this thing will be directed by Tony Mitchell - his Supervolcano was such a damp squib - all talking heads and cheap CGI.
Besides which, we've already got the ultimate flooded London movie in the 1992 classic Split Second. Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall and Pete Postlethwaite, a serial killing THING that may be Rutger's dead partner or something worse, grenades, machine guns, cigar chomping, shower scenes AND a finale on a flooded tube train... The Flood may as well pack up now. It's not going to top Rutger stopping a Rottweiler from taking a chomp out of him by shoving his badge in its face with the line "Police, dickhead!"
Tacked on the bottom of the article are a few lines about some new London based films, but they all sound just as dire. The Standard staff need to sit down and watch Salute of the Jugger before they get all excited about rom coms with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.