Exciting news for fans of cinema and whisky, the remake of the classic movie, Whisky Galore!, starring Gregor Fisher and Eddie Izzard, has received a general release date. It was first shown at last year's Edinburgh International Film Festival and judging by the official trailer promises to be an amusing, feel good romp.
Both the original 1949 movie and this remake are based on the classic novel by Compton MacKenzie about a shipwreck that deposits 250,000 bottles of whisky on a small Scottish island during World War II. Inspired by true events the story is a favourite of whisky folk-lore. This film will bring the tale to a wider, modern audience and promises to increase the profile of whisky in much the same way as Ken Loach's 2012 film "The Angels' Share".
With a screenplay by Peter Mcdougall, Whisky Galore! is directed by Gillies Mackinnon. The cast includes Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Ellie Kendrick & Gregor Fisher. The film will be released to UK cinemas in May.