The Magnificent Eleven
The Magnificent Eleven is a remake of The Magnificent Seven and stars the last surviving member of the seven, the legendary screen and television actor Robert Vaughn. The action is transferred to a depressed, transitional town in the south-east of England, and is a mixed genre comedy thriller, incorporating elements of Bollywood, British gangster movies and, of course, football. It's the cowboys, a declining works football team of builders, led by Dave, Pete and Larry (Keith Allen, Sean Pertwee and Gary Mathers), who come the aid of Indian restaurateurs to team up against American Bob (Robert Vaughn) and his team of ruthless gangster who are in the extortion business.
The film was conceived by Pete Adams, and co-wriiten with Irvine and John Adams. Irvine and John became friends through working together on Good Arrows. Irvine was originally slated to direct the project but was unable to do so, due to other film commitments in the UK and America, so Jeremy Wooding was enlisted, but Welsh remained involved as producer. Irvine writes: "Jeremy has done a fantastic job and brought something extra to the project. Pete is the driving force behind this, he was so enthusiastic about the idea of a football, Bollywood western that John and I got swept along, and it's great to see his vision realized. This one isn't about trying to change the world or get in peoples faces - it's just a great, affirmative feel-good movie for the rather bleak and uncertain times were living in."