Filming of wartime movie Hurricane in Broadstairs is postponed

Hurricane is based on the tale of the Polish RAF 303 squadron By Royal Air Force official photographer - Devon S A (Mr) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Filming in Broadstairs of a major movie based on the Polish 303 RAF Squadron in the Battle of Britain has been postponed.

The film – Hurricane – will feature Mad Max actor Mel Gibson’s  son Milo as Lt. Johnny Kent,  a Canadian flight lieutenant who led the newly formed Royal Air Force 303 squadron of Hawker Hurricane fighter planes flown by Polish pilots at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Producers are said to be in negotiations with Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and ITV’s “Prime Suspect 1973” star Stefanie Martini  for roles in the movie.

It was due to shoot scenes in Broadstairs this week with signage taken down in preparation for the filming.

But there has been a postponement with no new date yet fixed.

Thanet council deals with filming requests for the isle. A council spokesman said: “. Filming for Hurricane has been postponed and a date for their shoot has not yet been set. The signs will remain down in the interim.”

The film will be produced by Stray Dogs Films and Matt Whyte with David Blair directing.

A casting call for extras had been put out on social media by crews from the film. The Isle of Thanet News has asked if this call will be repeated and is awaiting a response.