Jan 09 2016

Sausage, egg, chips and an Animus, please

acpicOn the industrial estate where my office is based, there are plenty of unoccupied buildings.

On my first day, I drove into the estate and was pleased to notice that the ground floor of one of these buildings had been turned into a café – the imaginatively named Greasy Spoon Café – “That’s handy”, I thought.

But over the days and weeks that followed, I never once saw anyone in there. Through the windows, I could see that the lights were on, the menus were up on the wall and the fruit machine was sat there blinking away, but not a soul was to be seen inside.

Until this week, when there has been a flurry of activity around said café.

Huge arc lights lit up the outside and large swathes of green screen hung to the side of it, whilst hosepipes sprayed rain-effect droplets everywhere.

It’s all part of a film set, see.

Yes, they are making a film. Not in the famous Pinewood or Elstree studios, but in a disused office and factory unit near Slough.

Assassins Creed, is the film they are shooting – should you be interested – starring Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Irons, as the two main protagonists.

Proper Hollywood film stars!  On our manor!

Mr Fassbender is yet to be seen, but someone in the office bumped into Jeremy Irons the other day: he was standing outside the gates having a quick cough and a drag.

I’m sure they can edit that bit out.


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  1. OK, where do you work cos I’m coming…

      • Masher on January 9, 2016 at 18:05

      Alright girl, don’t go getting yourself too excited!

      Oh, I see.

  2. Haha! I want pictures, ok?

    And of Fassbender and Irons.

    • Brennig on January 10, 2016 at 20:11

    Jeremy Irons lost some of his cred with that awful Dire Hard spin-off. But Michael Fassbender is a top quality actorist. And all of this going on in Sluff? Whodathortit?

      • Masher on January 11, 2016 at 06:28

      That was Fie Hard 2, wasn’t it? Or was it 3? Either way, I thought it OK.
      I like all the Die Hard films… except for the last one.

    • Brennig on January 26, 2016 at 19:54

    I’m holding out for Die Hard 5.2.1

      • Masher on January 26, 2016 at 22:08

      Service Pack 2

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