The Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, is to take on Maisie Williams in the new psychological thriller The Owners

One night in rural England in the 1990s, a retired couple (Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham) find their isolated house besieged by a gang of young criminals. The thieves think it will be easy to make them give up the secret of the house’s safe. But they have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.

Maisie Williams (Ashildr/Me in Doctor Who Series Nine) plays one of the gang, dragged into events against her better judgment by her boyfriend. Soon, however, she finds herself fighting to escape the house alive. Also in the cast are Ian Kenny and Andrew Ellis as her fellow thieves. Meanwhile Jake Curran plays the out of town sociopath who recruits them for the robbery.

The Owners adapts the graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune from legendary creators Hermann and Yves H

The new film is adapted from the 2011 graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune (Night of the Full Moon) by legendary comic artist Hermann Huppen and writer Yves H, transplanting the action from the original French countryside. With filming just begun, little detail of the plot is known. But Blogtor Who can share the synopsis of the original book.

The graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune, on which The Owners is based. Cover by Hermann Huppen (c) Hermann Huppen
The graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune, on which The Owners is based. Cover by Hermann Huppen (c) Hermann Huppen

Karim dreams of returning to live one day in Morocco, in a villa in the sun, by the sea. But for that, he would need to score the jackpot. With a team of amateurs, he decides to tackle the small fortune of a couple of individuals … So it is five young thieves, nervous and unprepared, enter the remote house of an elderly couple, the Boisseaus. The idea is to wait for the return of the couple and scare them enough to reveal the code of their chest. Anyone would eventually give in! Except that Mister Boisseau is not just anyone …

You can also watch the special motion trailer for the graphic novel, to get some hint of the spirit of the film adaptation. Published by Glénat, the book can also be bought from the publisher’s official site.

There’s still no release date for The Owners, but Blogtor Who will keep you updated as news emerges.


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