When a movie is described as “Fight Club meets Death Wish“, you know it’s going to get some attention! This is just some of the buzz surrounding new British dark thriller, Piggy.
Written and directed by Kieron Hawkes and starring Paul Anderson (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, A Lonely Place To Die), Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle- Harry Potter movies), Neil Maskell (Doghouse, Kill List) and fellow Scotsman Martin Compston (Wild Country, Doomsday, Strippers vs Werewolves); Piggy comes with the following synopsis:
“London, modern day: Joe, a mild mannered young man is bored by his life. When his beloved brother is murdered Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s old friends. Piggy helps Joe to cope with grief, intent on saving him and helping him get justice for his brother’s killing. As their friendship grows Joe finds himself in an increasing dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. As Joe’s life collapses around him he starts to question who Piggy really is, and how honest he’s really been with him. When Joe confronts Piggy a series of events are put in place that lead to a disastrous climax.”
Piggy is set for a limited UK theatrical release on 4th May 2012 and DVD release on 21st May and with the trialer (below) seemingly full of violence, revenge and a healthy dose of torture, I think it’s fair to say that Piggy won’t be one for the whole family.