02-02-09: Burns Film News

Gerard Butler in BurnsGerard Butler Dot Net received a lovely email from director Vadim Jean today about the fan interest in collectively becoming one of the 250 contributors for Burns as announced in their January 25 press release.  After review and discussion with Gerry and Alan Siegel, he is thrilled to report that the film is on sound financial ground and all that is required from fans is their “wonderful spirit of generosity”.

Mr. Jean expressed that he is very excited to finally begin work on this project now that both he and Gerry have time in their schedules to move forward and get the film to the big screen and thanks everyone for their support.   Now the fans can do what they do best –  spread the word by promoting the film among family, friends, colleagues and online – and continue their unwavering support of Gerry’s career.  Thanks to everyone who wrote to us to express interest in helping the film in all ways possible. 😀

01-25-09: Burns Movie News for Gerard!

On this day, the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Gerard Butler fans may have even more reason to celebrate. The Times Online reports that the Vadim Jean helmed project ‘Burns’, a long time passion project for Gerard, will begin filming on location in Edinburgh and Burns’ native Ayrshire sometime this year.

An excerpt from the article is below:

Most of the budget, which includes investment from Scottish Screen, is already in place. The remainder will be raised by signing up 250 subscribers to the project.

Each will commit a sum to the project in the same way that investors backed the publication in 1786 of the famous Kilmarnock Edition of Burns poetry. The success of the collection convinced Burns to stay in Scotland rather than emigrate to Jamaica, as he had planned.

Alex Salmond, the first minister, will host a dinner at Edinburgh Castle in May to help raise funds.

Read more from The Times Online…

The official website for the film has also been updated in the press area.  Sign up for email updates with them to follow their progress!!

We want to hear from YOU! Are you exicited to think that this project may finally get off the ground this year?  Leave us a comment!