CLINT EASTWOOD’S TOWER is coming to Irish cinemascores.
Clint and his crew have just finished filming a pilot episode for the new show and are gearing up for a big release in the UK and US in November.
“It’s going to be big.
It’s going a bit faster than a regular show.
It is going to take place over a few days and there’s going be a bit of a twist and turn in the way the story is told,” said Eastwood, who is also executive producer of the pilot.
“We have a whole season to tell, a whole new world and a new cast of characters.
It feels like an epic, massive series.”
The show is set in the year 2161.
As a member of the Tower Watch, Eastwood is tasked with protecting his sister, a young woman with no family, from an invasion of monsters.
The show’s first episode was filmed at a remote Irish ranch in the Scottish Highlands and is set to air in a limited number of Irish cinemases across November.
Eastwood said he was thrilled to be involved with the production.
“I was a bit disappointed when I was told that it was not going to air,” Eastwood told the Irish Times.
“The first thing I said to the producer was, ‘Oh my god, what have you done with it?’ and he said, ‘It’s not going on the Irish channel, it’s not on Irish TV, it isn’t going to appear on Irish television’.”
The Irish channel said, yeah, but we didn’t have an Irish distributor and they didn’t want to sell it to an Irish network, so they said, OK, it was fine.
“In an exclusive interview with the Irish Sun, Eastridge revealed he had initially turned down the role of the leader of the Watch because he didn’t feel comfortable with his character.”
There was a period of time where I was really happy with Clint Eastwood.
I’m done. “
So I said, okay, that’s it, I’m not interested.
That was the decision I made.”
In the show, Eastwoods plays Jack, a member for the Watch who has the power to control the Tower.
I love straight guys and I love men, so I’ve got a very heterosexual approach to things, and I’ve also got an extraordinary sense of humour and I’m also quite a bit cheeky. “
I’m a very straight guy.
I love straight guys and I love men, so I’ve got a very heterosexual approach to things, and I’ve also got an extraordinary sense of humour and I’m also quite a bit cheeky.
I like to go for the jugular, but I also love to poke fun at myself.””
I think Clint Eastridge is very funny and has a really strong sense of humor and is really relatable,” he added.
“He’s got a lot of heart and he’s a very kind and compassionate guy, so when you see him, you realise that you’re rooting for him.”
The Irish-language version of the show is due to premiere in the US on March 15.
Eastridge also recently filmed a pilot for a BBC drama series called TALKING STONES, which he said is “very much like Tower”.
“I’m actually very excited about TALKINGS because it’s a BBC show, and so I think it’s going back to a place where the story isn’t really about me as a person, but about the world, which is very different from the story of Tower,” Eastridge said.
“The BBC show is really different, it is very much about the story and the people of Tower, and it is also very much a BBC production and it has to be that way.
I think that’s a good balance.
I can’t really say I’m a fan of the BBC programme, but it’s very much in my DNA.”
The first episode of Eastwood and Eastridge’s new show, Clint Eastwoods: Tower Watch , will be shown in Ireland on November 9.