A nice write up in the Independent on the 30th anniversary of the film Babylon.
Director Franco Rosso is on form as ever, with some nice comments about Jah Shaka’s cameo in the film. But it was this parting shot which got me most excited:
“Three decades later, Rosso is planning a sequel. The picture will have black writers, a black director, and a black DOP [unless Menges comes back]. The music, this time round, will be grime.”
A few films like Bullet Boy and Kidulthood have tried to document the London of grime, with mixed results. (Bullet Boy is my personal favourite of the two, and not just because it’s set in East London as opposed to Kidulthood’s west…). But the more the merrier – and if the sequel is half as good as the original it will be well worth seeing.