Film producer Brian Baker is aiming to release a range of merchandise based on the classic British “Carry On” comedy films with the aim being to raise enough money to revive the comedy film franchise.
Spanning 31 films, four Christmas specials, a TV series and three West End plays, the film series ran from 1958-1992 and featured a regular group of actors playing different roles in different settings in each film.
What remained the same throughout was the bawdy low-brow humor, full of double entendre and visual slapstick with numerous politically incorrect gags that simply wouldn’t fly today. The films also cemented the careers of some of its regulars like Dame Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims, and Leslie Phillips.
Brian explained: “We’ll be bringing together a new team of actors with their own idiosyncrasies and personalities for the films. They will be adapted to bring it up to modern times. We’ll have to be a bit more politically correct today.”
An ITV Studios spokesperson said: “The Carry On trademark is associated with the classic Carry On films which ITV will continue to distribute. ITV has already provided Mr Baker with a licence to use the Carry On trademark for his new films. This was provided in 2016. We know the British public love Carry On and we welcome working with anyone interested in keeping this much-loved brand alive.”
The last film was 1992’s “Carry On Columbus” which was dubbed the “worst British film ever made” in a 2004 poll.
Source: The Sun