August 7, 2008
Shoot on Sight is First Film Inspired By London Bombings
Shoot On Sight, the controversial thriller, set to release in UK on August 22 is the first inspired by the July 7, 2005 underground bombings in London. The release date of the much anticipated film, originally scheduled for July 11th was changed to August 22, out of respect to the 7/7 victim's families, This powerful drama is the first movie to tackle the issue of suicide bombings on UK soil and the country's ongoing threat from home-grown terrorists linked to fundamentalist Islam.
"Shoot on Sight is the first British film to deal with the post-7/7 London climate of fear and racial bias after the bombings that irrevocably changed the city," said Mr. Aron Govil, Producer of the film, "The film re-enacts the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes who is replaced with a young Muslim and the plot moves to focus on a London police commander Tariq Ali who is inspired by real life Tarique Ghaffur," continued Mr. Govil.
The film's star cast includes Brian Cox (Adaptation, Braveheart, The Bourne Supremacy), Greta Scacchi (The Player, Presumed Innocent, Shattered), Naseeruddin Shah (Monsoon Wedding, A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Om Puri (East is East, Charlie Wilson's War), Ralph Ineson (The Office) and Sadie Frost (Dracula, The Krays, Love, Honour and Obey). Filmed entirely on location in London, Shoot on Sight is directed by Jagmohan Mundhra.
Shoot on Sight will be released in 100 UK cinemas nationwide on August 22, 2008.
For full cinema listings, to view the trailer and further information please visit www.shootonsightthemovie.com.