My capsule review & pics of “uwantme2killhim?” US Premiere Q&A at Santa Barbara Film Festival + Trailers
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 I attended the long, long, long-awaited U.S. Premiere of Andrew Douglas’ true crime thriller uwantme2killhim? at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The sold-out screening was held at the Metro 4 Theatre. The film was a selection in the Narrative Competition section.
First, let me say that there are NO spoilers in this piece.
Back in 2003, 14-year-old “John” (played by Toby Regbo) and 16-year-old “Mark” (Jamie Blackley) made UK crime history (which says a lot in itself). Their horrific story, widely circulated in the British press in the mid ’00s, eventually made its way into the hands of writer Judy Bachrach and a 2005 Vanity Fair magazine article. Transforming that magazine article into a movie script began shortly afterward by writer Mike Walden. Bryan Singer was brought on to direct the project.
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