Always take these things with a pinch of salt and probably even if it does go ahead the real version will probably be a much toned down version of what they propose. I just hope it doesn't have too much of an impact on any locations you might want to visit as I know that Farnworth featured quite a lot in the film.
Just taking a step back from the film angle probably Farnworth does need a kick as I think the last major change in that area was in the 1980's and it's been a good 7-8 years since I was anywhere near there and Bolton generally. Happily worked there 1997-98 and did enjoy my time there but like everywhere it felt a bit more care worn/down at heel the last time I was there sadly.
I hope to pop back to things like this and a few old haunts when this Lockdown stuff is properly over.
I'm embarrassed to say that I've still not seen this film in it's entirety, start to finish, all in one go. Every time I've sat down to watch it there has been some interruption of one form or another where I've had to stop and pick up again later.
Its a great film though and one of these days I'm going sit down with a large glass of single malt and see it through ahead of joining a future meet that we can look forward to.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
One of my favourite films which I think sums up the attitude of the British film industry back then. If there was a hit stage play, they would make a cinema version of it. It didn't matter that the storyline didn't involve elaborate action scenes and special effects. It was a good story, it got made.
I'm of the opinion that once the British cinema goers started to flock to 70s Hollywood releases, they developed too much of a taste for watching aliens being zapped rather than a good narrative and great acting.