Time & Chance

PG-13
English
Development

Thirty years ago, East End Charlie's banking scam became the stuff of urban legend. Charlie and his boys pulled off a con that set them up for life, but they always said that if they had the chance to pull "the big one" they'd go for it. Time and chance align to present the opportunity of a lifetime and Charlie's a man on a mission. His late friend predicted in 1969 that computers would one day… See Full Story

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Cast

  • Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    The Godfather (1972) | Scarface (1983)

  • David Walliams

    David Walliams

    Billionaire Boy (2016) | Stardust (2007)

  • Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt

    The Devil Wears Prada (2006) | Sicario (2015)

  • Hank Azaria

    Hank Azaria

    The Simpsons (1989-2017) | The Simpsons Movie (2007)

  • James Franco

    James Franco

    Spider-Man (2002) | Spider-Man 2 (2004)

  • Jason Flemyng

    Jason Flemyng

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

  • Jason Statham

    Jason Statham

    The Transporter (2002) | Snatch (2000)

  • Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    The Dark Knight (2008) | Batman Begins (2005)

  • Rosamund Pike

    Rosamund Pike

    Gone Girl (2014) | Pride & Prejudice (2005)

  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    QI (2003-2016) | V for Vendetta (2005)

  • Tom Hollander

    Tom Hollander

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

  • Vincent Cassel

    Vincent Cassel

    Black Swan (2010) | Shrek (2001)

Crew

"I turned to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all."

‘ECCLESIASTES IX’

Thirty years ago, East End Charlie's banking scam became the stuff of urban legend. Charlie and his boys pulled off a con that set them up for life, but they always said that if they had the chance to pull "the big one" they'd go for it. Time and chance align to present the opportunity of a lifetime and Charlie's a man on a mission.

His late friend predicted in 1969 that computers would one day control everything. This gave Charlie an insight - master computers, you can control pretty much anything. For the past forty years, Charlie's been sharpening his skills in preparation for the swan song heist to end all heists. A good old fashioned swindle, with a technological side job, in the City of London, worth billions.

With the help of his protégé and consigliore Smart Jason, Charlie and his new crew walk 30 tons of gold bullion out of the front doors of the Bank of England. He also instigates a Black Swan event with what looks like two dirty bombs in the underground system beneath the UK's gold reserve. In the resulting smokescreen he plunges the World's financial markets into disarray and creates an opportunity to borrow the country's national debt for sixteen hours of market trading.

The aftermath of his well thought out heist leaves the financial and political establishment in tatters and the British taxpayers with an anonymous hero. "Time & Chance" has all the classic humour and patriotism of every great British film, blended with the contemporary sophistication and cool of Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven".


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Movie Budget WW
Box Office
Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)IMDB Link

Crime, Thriller

4 wins & 20 nominations

$85.0M $450.7M
The Bank Job (2008)

The Bank Job (2008)IMDB Link

Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

2 nominations

$20.0M $66.1M
The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job (2003)IMDB Link

Action, Crime, Thriller

7 wins & 7 nominations

$60.0M $176.3M
The Score (2001)

The Score (2001)IMDB Link

Crime, Drama, Thriller

1 win & 1 nomination

$68.0M $113.5M
Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man (2006)IMDB Link

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6 wins & 11 nominations

$45.0M $185.8M
Details

FLOW OF REVENUES

All IP rights held by an umbrella production company and assigned to a dedicated SPV for each project, giving each SPV a limited liability for each film. Gross revenues flow back to the SPV and producer profits flow back to the umbrella production company. Details of our EU tax advantages, that out‐perform EIS and S-EIS, available on request of the long form business plan. A credit line exists, at fixed interest rates, for P&A budgets.

RECOUPMENT WATERFALL

To summarise, our recoupment waterfall is as follows:

  1. Preferred recoupment split of 85:15 (investors:producers) until break-even.
  2. After break-even, split of 50:50 (investors:producers) until 100% Return on Investment.
  3. Thereafter, split of 10:90 (investors:producers).
  4. Deferrals for above-the line talent (cast, director & producers), in a 'corridor' pro rata pari passu with investors and producers until all deferrals paid.
  5. Collection / sales agent fees taken from gross receipts.

FINANCE PLANS

To summarise, our way of financing the production and marketing of our films (more details in our business plan) is as follows:

  1. Private equity investment for 100% of production budget, less any accessible, unconditional grant funding.
  2. Pre-sales on secondary territories negotiated (to mitigate risk) but not cashed as Minimum Guarantees.
  3. Soft money tax breaks (US/EU) treated as recoupment.
  4. Brand placement deals treated as recoupment.
  5. Hybrid distribution deals, with full P&A control.

Film Locations

  • London
  • United Kingdom