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Gun Shy - Antonio Banderas stars as washed-up rock star

Story by Jack Foley

GUN Shy, the latest film from acclaimed director Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Expendables), stars Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko and David Mitchell.

It is believed to be the first Hollywood movie to be backed by ‘equity’ crowd funding, which means UK investors are now anxiously awaiting their returns.

Such was the interest for the film, £1.8 Million was raised in five months on SyndicateRoom, back in 2014. The film’s director, Simon West, told the Mail On Sunday: “I’d like to do it again. I think it would be much easier because we have proved how well the model works.”

Gun Shy’s Producer, Harry Stourton, is delighted with the success of this new method of crowd funding.

“It’s very challenging for independent movies to raise funding, so it’s been great fun pioneering a new source of funding via equity crowd funding. I’ve been amazed by the support of the investors from the great British general public and its been wonderful interacting with them.”

Gun Shy finds Antonio Banderas as you’ve never seen him before, playing a glam rock star complete with wig, strutting his stuff and punching out rock tracks as this unlikely action hero sets out on a quest to rescue his super model wife, Sheila, played by Olga Kurylenko.

While on holiday in Chile, his wife is mysteriously abducted by a group of renegade, ship-less pirates. With little assistance from local authorities Turk is forced to embark on a mission to rescue his wife using life skills better suited to playing bass, playing the field, and partying.

He is forced to navigate through deadly jungles and take on ruthless bandits.

Gun Shy is available in the UK across all major platforms including iTunes, Amazon, BT, Google Play, Microsoft Store, Sky Store, Sony PlayStation Store and Virgin Movies.