A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief's Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute.
从《唐顿庄园》（Downton Abbey）刚开播，就有传言说要出电影版。周五，翻拍终于落下石锤，编剧朱利安·费罗斯(Julian Fellowes)确认了该消息。布莱恩·派西维尔（Brian Percival）担任导演，环球影城负责发行。
Production will start later this summer, with a release next year likely. Plot details remain under wraps, but it is expected the action will pick up directly from the last season’s finale, which was set in 1926.
“When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie,” said producer Gareth Neame, “and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production.
制作人加雷斯·尼姆 （Gareth Neame） 说：“电视版结束时，我们希望能为全球众多粉丝带来一部电影。我们已经聚齐了不少明星，稍后就会投入制作。”
Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains, and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”
The show, which ran for six seasons on ITV in the UK and PBS in the US, won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys from 69 nominations, which made it the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the awards.