Sad news regarding “Emma of Lulworth Cove”

We have sad news to announce today. We’ve just received word from Ray Stokes that the “Emma of Lulworth Cove” movie will not be moving forward. “Unfortunately,” Mr. Stokes told, “due to the world economy, it would seem very unlikely we will be able to raise the necessary funds to go ahead with this feature.”

Until very recently, buzz surrounding the planned movie (mostly generated by the Tom Felton fan community), was very high, and the “I want to see the Emma movie” marketing campaign started by generated more than a quarter of a million page impressions on the movie’s page. Mr. Stokes did have several likely investors initially – at times reportedly nearing the $5 million mark in terms of promised investment. But, as the economy slowed, that funding fell away.

Mr. Stokes said he was very appreciative of Tom Felton’s patience and professionalism, and regrets not being able to work with him more closely. Tom’s relationship to this movie was, of course, the main source of the excitement surrounding this film and was what Mr. Stokes referred to as his “ace in the hole.”

In addition, Mr. Stokes let us know that his production company, Newcomen Productions Ltd., has been dissolved.

As for the “Emma of Lulworth Cove” graphics contest winners, we will announce places tomorrow night, and will prominently feature the winners on the front page of in lieu of the “Emma of Lulworth Cove” site.

18 thoughts on “Sad news regarding “Emma of Lulworth Cove”

  1. Thats sad, I was so looking forward to it. But thats the way the cookie crumbles when economies slow..and it wouldn’t be the first movie to have this happen. We just have to remember that Tom is a very talented actor and other fantastic roles will come around.

  2. awww mann i was so looking forward to this. and i still haven’t been able to see the disappeared either. 😥 ahh well i’m sure there’ll be many more roles to come. guess i’ll just have to keep counting down to HBP…

  3. Well said Aeryn
    I would think that Tom is probably as disappointed as us that Emma will not be going into production but at least we all tried our hardest to support him and show him just how dedicated we are to him

    • It might not have turned out the way we wanted but it certainly wasn’t for lack of trying.

      Also, best wishes to Ray Stokes as he moves forward from this turn of events.

  4. Ohhh these are really bad news!!! it’s a shame that they can’t made the movie!!

    I really wanted to see Tom doing a character like that! he’s such a great actor! and it’s good seeing him doing different things!!

    But I’m sure he’ll receive more good and interesting offerts of movies.

  5. ohhhhh……thats really annoying!!!! The cast looked amazing, it would have been an awsome film!!!!!…..dam the credit crunch….

  6. awwwww that really maigorly sucks out loud!! I really really wanted to see that. oh well maybe tom will get an even more amazing fantastical part.

  7. that’s unfair!!!!we’ve clicked in the link many times….i hope they’re gonna film again someday…
    but i’m sure tom will find someting good to film and surprise us as he is really talented!

  8. Oh sheesh .. 😥 I was looking forward to this movie so bdaly .. But oh well .. I know Tom will hopefully be in many other movies 🙂

  9. omg! i was look forward to see this film that i looked everywhere for the book and end up pre – order 3 and buying one in the end!

  10. Oh that’s a shame, I loved the book and was really looking forward to the film!
    I read the end of the book sitting on the hill over looking lulworth cove, as I was bored on a rather pointless field trip my school took us on, and of course I couldn’t go there without my copy of Emma

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