It’s amazing to think there was a time children picked up books, actually went out and enjoyed what their surroundings had to offer. Now days everything is on Ipads, mobile phones or stuck in a online community. Swallows And Amazons is Arthur Ransome‘s classic Childrens adventure story which is engrossed probably our grandparents will it enchant a new generation? Ahead of it’s release next month Studiocanal have sent us a spanking new poster which shows our heroes in a sense of adventure for the great outdoors!
Swallows And Amazons follows four children dreaming of escape from the tedium of a summer holiday in the Lake District with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… As a desperate battle for ownership of the island ensues, the real dangers of an adult world on the brink of war encroach on their paradise in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. As the sleepy British summer is turned on its head, the children must learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship. Steeped in the wonder of a child’s imagination and set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Lakes, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.
If you missed the films official UK trailer, you can watch it at this link.
Swallows and Amazons will be released in UK cinemas on August 19th 2016. starring Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, I Give it a Year), Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre) Kelly Macdonald (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Brave) Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve, Shaun of the Dead) and Harry Enfield (Harry Enfield and Chums).