‘The Mighty Boosh”s Julian Barratt co-writes new British comedy film ‘Mindhorn’

Barratt has written the film with Simon Farnaby, a longtime member of the 'Boosh' support cast

The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt has co-written a forthcoming British comedy film called Mindhorn with Simon Farnaby, a longtime member of The Mighty Boosh‘s support cast.

Acclaimed stage director Sean Foley will make his feature film directorial debut with the comedy, which starts shooting on July 27 on the Isle of Man. Casting for the project has yet to be announced.

The film’s plot synopsis, as revealed by Deadline, would appear to promise the surreal comedy that fans of The Mighty Boosh have come to expect. It reads: “When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally ‘see the truth’. He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.”

Barratt and his The Mighty Boosh co-creator Noel Fielding last reunited on stage as The Mighty Boosh Band at London’s Soho Theatre on September 29-30, 2013, as a warm-up for their appearance at Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in Santa Monica, California the following month.

Although The Mighty Boosh never officially split, the pair had not previously worked together since 2009’s ‘Boosh Live: Future Sailors Tour’. Since their last live appearance together, Barratt and Fielding have each pursued various solo projects on stage, film and TV.