If anyone is still interested, I’m kind of weakening myself, it was October 2019 the last time a Button Man Netflix movie was mentioned here. It is not something that keeps me awake nights but some small flicker of interest was shown at the last mention, so, for those who might still care . . . . Last year there was a draft screenplay by Brian Helgland which I saw and about which I had some discussion with another of the Executive Producers.* A revised and refined version of that script was due in February this year. I asked yet another Producer* about it in March and got the email equivalent of a blank look. A fortnight ago, early June, the news from New York was that the new script is “to arrive any day now”. There is of course the virus and other excitements that have going on in America which might well have played a part in holding up peoples plans. For all I know Brian could be unwell or demonstrating for ‘Black Lives Matter’. Either way we wish him well. I don’t know what to think about it so I am not thinking about it. Except for this here. *names withheld to protect the innocent.

Submitted by Arthur on Tue, 2020-07-14 13:12


Hullo Jonnie,

thanks for the interest. 

I'm not on Facebook and really have nothing to add anyway.

No new Button Man images to share that aren't on the Button Man page above.

Would normally delete comments containing links but will make an exception in this case.



Submitted by Peter Gaskell on Mon, 2020-08-31 22:46


Hi Arthur

Always interested to hear of the news/no news about button man on film. I'll probably have a crack at writing it myself if it goes on much longer. 

You may not remember but I popped round with a donation for some of your old pose books years ago. They've been used by myself and the kids ever since and we've all really progressed. We were all off life drawing every week before the virus kicked in. It really helped to get them hooked. Thanks again. Ive still not learned french, but I enjoy looking at the pictures in l'homme de bouton

All the best

Submitted by Arthur on Tue, 2020-09-01 12:30


Hullo Pete,

has been going on a while hasn't it? Little surprised any one is still cares so thanks for that.

In fact there was a new script shown me last week which I have read but am not free to comment on.

Apologies but I don't remember you with the pose books. Nothing personal, I have always had a fairly haphazard memory. Nice to hear they were useful.

Stay safe.



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