he started with nothing but the boy wanted more
Oliver Twist is propelled into present day London in an energetic, high-concept, modern twist in 3D.
Seventeen year old Oliver falls in with an organised street gang in London who use Parkour to carry out daring art heists for shady stolen goods dealer Fagin.
Spectacular Parkour set pieces – as well as bike-Parkour, car chases, bike chases and sheer unadulterated energy – are seamlessly woven with traditional Dickensian themes of love, temptation and danger. Add a kick-ass soundtrack and a familiar cast of colourful characters – Bill Sikes, Mr Bumble and 19 year old Nancy, a skilled parkourist in her own right – to create a truly iconic reimagining of the classic novel to coincide with the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth in 2012.
Frédéric Jardin shot to prominence with Sleepless Night and is currently directing the Canal+’ International Emmy Award winning action series Braquo.
Twist is produced by Ben Grass for Pure Grass Films, Piers Tempest for Salt and Sophokles Tasioulis for Red Bull Media House. Pure Grass are a production company partly owned by Moscow based financier, Christophe Charlier, Chairman of the Brooklyn Nets. Pure Grass create and produce entertainment properties that engage consumers on multiple platforms and which combine traditional forms of financing with Sponsorship. Key company credits include Kirill (which won a Webby and was nominated for a Digital Emmy in 2009) and Beyond the Rave, MySpace’s first original series outside the US, which was financed by Hammer Films (Woman in Black). Piers Tempest heads Salt’s financing and production team whose recent credits include Welcome to the Jungle, The Caller and Grabbers. Red Bull Media House is a global media company that produces and distributes compelling sports, culture and lifestyle programming across multiple platforms.