Shadowlocked - Another Mug for the Sweeney Movie

For the longest time it seemed that the movie adaptation of Ian Kennedy-Martin's quintessential gritty 70s police show, which followed the down-at-heel sleuthing and kicking of ultrahard northern cop Jack Regan (John Thaw) and long-suffering London sidekick George Carter (Dennis Waterman) over four seasons and two movies, might stay in development hell. But you can't keep a bolshy copper down, and thank God The Sweeney has turned to the 'predictable' choice for its reboot/remake, as there is no actor in the UK better-fitted to play Regan than Ray Winstone.

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