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In 2009, Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp reunited with his fellow band mates for a UK tour and reworking of the bands previous material.
Jump forward two years and in 2011, Martin is now due to unleash his directorial film debut in October.
New film Stalker is a huge step away from Martin’s days in the nu-romantic 80s band and doesn’t follow modern conventional horror storylines.
Martin said on his latest venture: “Stalker is kind of a psychological thriller, it’s more of a chiller – it’s got a horror edge to it. But it’s not that horror that happens nowadays where it’s about how many people can you kill or how many ways you can do it.
“It’s more of a gothic thriller in a way like Turn of the Screw, Single White Female that kind of movie. It’s a very old fashioned horror in a way.”
So, how did Martin end up directing the movie?
The ex-Eastenders actor said: “Well it’s a company that me and my mate put together about four years ago called Black and Blue. Stalker was one of the first features that we got together, up till now we pull in about six (features) so the company is doing really well for this type of recession that we’re all in.”
“I wrote the screenplay, so when you write something you’re almost directing it in your head as you go; you know you can see it happening.”
“The step over from writing something into directing something isn’t massive.”
Martin Kemp’s Stalker is released in cinemas on Monday October 17.