Top cinematographer lined up for Scots film project

A SCOTTISH feature film project – which would represent the directorial debut of novelist, Irvine Welsh – has secured the in-principle agreement of one of the industry’s most sought-after directors of photography.

Seamus McGarvey has been provisionally booked to work on The Man Who Walks, based on a novel by Alan Warner, which could begin shooting as early as Spring next year. With Edinburgh-based producers, Catherine Aitken and Mark Cousins, edging ever closer to raising all the necessary funding, McGarvey’s involvement would be on the back of another book adaptation, Atonement, by Ian McEwan, which is currently in production.

McGarvey has just finished working on Oliver Stone’s forthcoming movie about 9/11, World Trade Center.
Last year, he worked on Sahara, starring Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey.

Four years ago, Warner’s Morvern Callar was released as a film adaptation by Scots director, Lynne Ramsay.

The Man Who Walks would be a 4Way Pictures Scotland production.

P.S. Tonight at 11pm, on the now free-to-view FilmFour, catch the debut and award-winner feature of Edinburgh-based director, Annie Griffin: Festival.