Little Favour

Umberto Cabbagepatch

Would anyone really have the urge to punch Benedict Cumberbatch in the face? Sure, he was the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, but even then he was far too grandiose to really deserve a bop on the head. And besides, Kirk tried more than once and just ended up tiring himself out. Well, the teaser for Little Favour does what Kirk never could – give Cumberbatch a serious case of facial bruising. There’s more to Little Favour then just repeated face-punchings, however. Cumberbatch stars as Wallace, a former British military officer suffering from PTSD. He recieves a call from an old army buddy (Nick Moran), but somewhere along the line things go very, very wrong. Go ahead and check out the film’s teaser below.

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It’s a great week for Benedict Cumberbatch. Moviegoers around the world (though not yet in the U.S.) are currently flocking to see Star Trek Into Darkness, in which he plays the villain. And another film he’s set to star in has already become a humongous success thanks to a quick crowdfunding drive at Indiegogo. The newer project is a short titled Little Favour and will feature the Sherlock Holmes star as a PTSD-suffering man enlisted by an old friend (Harry Potter actor Nick Moran) to “help with a deal gone wrong.” With six days still remaining in the effort, Little Favour has already greatly surpassed its goal of £25,000 ($38,385) and looks to possibly triple that amount. This is a pretty remarkable achievement for a campaign that has nothing illustrating its potential, not a video nor storyboards nor any other sort of proof of concept. We don’t even know how long it’ll be. And the film is written and will be directed by newcomer Patrick Viktor Monroe, who is otherwise best known as Tom Hardy’s personal trainer and assistant (he also beefed up Cumberbatch for Star Trek). Producers on the project are also relative unknowns, Adam Ackland (second AD on The Killing Gene) and Ben Dillon, whose usual job is coordinating vehicles for movies including the upcoming Kick-Ass 2.

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published: 04.19.2014
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