Welcome back Pork Pie

  • PopPress
  • October 18, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Welcome back Pork Pie

Kiwi's can now get a sneak peak at the new look Blondini Gang as the trailer for Pork Pie has been released, delivering nostalgia across the country to fans of the original road trip film in 1981.

If the trailer is anything to go by, it's sure not to disappoint, as the Mini Cooper's trip down the length of the country has all the necessities for a big hit; flames, police chases, guns and romance, all of which are presented in Kiwi humour.

Putting the Mini to the test in the driver’s seat is character Luke Anahera played by James Rolleston, known for his roles in Boy and The Dark Horse, who is joined by Dean O’Gorman (playing Jon) and Ashleigh Cummings (playing Kiera).

Matt Murphy took the reigns as director, a fitting role as it was his father, Geoff Murphy, who directed the original Goodbye Pork Pie. About the finished product, he said in the release:

"I'm really proud of what we've achieved. I think we've succeeded in harnessing the spirit of Dad's film while delivering some great entertainment for a new generation. We've made our own road to Invers with this film, but there’s no mistaking it's from the same family as the original."

The remake is set to hit New Zealand cinemas on Waitangi Weekend next year, a homage to the original which was also released on the long weekend in 1981.

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.

The Compendium: 14 December

  • PopPress
  • December 14, 2018
  • StopPress Team
The Compendium: 14 December

Our weekly wrap of good things, strange things, funny things and other things from inside the intertubes.

Read more
Next page
Results for

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2019 ICG Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.


Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit