Paddy Considine starring in Submarine

Directed by The IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade!

Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor are all starring in Submarine, which is being brought to the screen by comedy god Richard Ayoade.

Adapted from Joe Dunthorne's novel, Submarine finds teenaged Oliver Tate (newcomer Craig Roberts) attempting to woo classmate Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Page) and to tell his own story.

That story? Why don't we let Oliver take it: "I have been waiting too long for the film of my life. This film will capture my particular idiosyncrasies, for example, the way I seduce my classmate Jordana Bevan using only my mind.  

"Also, since my parents’ marriage is being threatened by a man who runs courses on Mental and Physical Wellbeing, the film will probably feature some elaborate set-pieces of me taking him down.

"There will be helicopter shots. There will be slow-mo, but also transcendent moments, like when I cure my father's depression. Knowing me as I do, I will be surprised if this film runs to less than three hours."

Ayoade, of course, is probably best known for his work as Moss on The IT Crowd and for co-creating, directing and co-starring (as Dean Lerner) in the awesome Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.

The acting talent he's gathered is impressive, and frankly, we're excited to see what he can do with a heftier budget and a cinematic scope. The film is shooting even as you read this. Unless you're reading this in 3029, in which case, welcome Insect Alien Overlords!

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