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People Just Do Nothing announce work has commenced on new film

People Just Do Nothing announce work has commenced on new film

They're shooting in Japan for the feature film

People Just Do Nothing new film
People Just Do Nothing new film

The cast of 'People Just Do Nothing' have headed out to Japan to begin shooting for an upcoming feature-length film based on the show and its characters from collective Kurupt FM.

The series, which began airing on BBC Three in 2014, bowed out last year on its fifth season, but the new film, which will be called 'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan', has now been confirmed with a release date scheduled for August 2020.

"Since the end of their pirate radio station, life has been quiet for the Kurupt FM boys, but everything is about to change," says a synopsis for the film. "News reaches them that one of their songs has been used on a popular game show in Japan. They’ve made it! Their music is reaching hundreds of thousands of people! It’s finally time for them to enjoy the fame and fortune that they’ve always known they deserved.

"Chabuddy G steps excitedly back into his management role as Grindah, Beats, Steves and Decoy begin their journey to international stardom… But is Japan really ready for Kurupt FM?"

The film is being directed by Jack Clough who worked on the original show, while Steve Stamp and Allan Mustafa will reprise their writing roles from the TV series. 

Speaking about the film, Grindah says: "Japan is the most advanced city in the world so it makes perfect sense that they would recognise our lyrical talent. We can’t wait to go over there and completely destroy the music scene. In a good way."

Chabuddy G adds: "You know me, I can sell anything mate. Ice to an Eskimo, halal meat to a racist vegan... selling garage music to Japan is water off a ducks beak mate."

Last year, it was revealed that there were plans to remake People Just Do Nothing for a US audience using EDM as the focus.