Take Down is a Pinewood Pictures production and was the first film to receive funding from the £30M Wales Media Investment Budget.
Take Down, directed by Jim Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer) and written by Alexander Ignon (Ransom), is an action thriller about a group of over-privileged and rebellious rich kids who have been sent to an exclusive, tough-love boot camp on a remote island off the coast of Scotland, where they will be taught basic survival skills in the hope it will teach them to take responsibility for their lives. When they are taken hostage and held for a billion-dollar ransom by a group of ruthless kidnappers, the young captives suddenly need every bit of their brief training to survive.
Starring Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan, Soul Surfer, Friday Night Lights), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl, J. Edgar), Sebastian Koch (Bridge of Spies, The Lives Of Others), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters, Not Fade Away), Max Deacon (Into The Storm), Ashley Walters (Demons Never Die), Julia Ragnarsson (The Bridge), Elliot Knight (BBC’s By Any Means), and introducing Umar Malik, Yuho Yamashita and Thalissa Teixeira, Take Down features an international mix of rising and established stars.
Take Down is a Pinewood Pictures production, produced by Ed Elbert (Anna and the King) and Sarah Ryan Black (Restoration).
Steve Christian (Belle) executive produces, alongside Stefan Brunner (Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) and Jamie Brown of Studio Eight. Alex Brown and Alex Tate are associate producers.
The film was shot on location in Wales and the Isle of Man, and had Foley work and Sound Mixing completed by Pinewood Post Production.