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Fantasy – Sword’n Sandals

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Centurion (2010)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay loosely based on the almost legendary disappearance of the Nineth Legion north of Hadrian’s Wall. Director Neil Marshall Writers/Script Neil Marshall Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, David Morrissey, Olga Kurylenko, Liam Cunningham, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, Imogen Poots, Elevator Pitch: The Picts fighting … Continue reading

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The book of the same name (of the Bible) Writers/Script Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian Additional Info This movie is better known for the accusation that it engaged in “whitewashing” than for anything else, but actually according to some historians the Egyptians of … Continue reading

The Last Legion (2007)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Very loosely based on abook by Valerio Manfredi Writers/Script Jez and Tom Butterworth (Story by Carlo Carlei, Peter Rader, Valerio Manfredi) Additional Info This outing seemed to be edging towards King Arthur, and the film of that name made in 2004 also involved Hadrian’s Wall which, … Continue reading

Troy (2004)

Duration 2h 43m (less on TV) Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on Homer’s works “The Illiad” and “The Odyssey” Writers/Script David Benioff Additional Info Terry Gilliam was said to have been offered the opportunity to direct but after reading five pages of the script turned it down. Director Wolfgang Petersen Starring Julian … Continue reading

Prince Valiant (1997)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A comic character, apparently started in 1934 written by Hal Foster, and previous film from 1954. Writers/Script Michael Frost Beckner, Anthony Hickox, Carsten Lorenz Additional Info The finished work was apparently recut by the producers while the director was away on his Christmas holidays, removing both … Continue reading

King Arthur (2004)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A version of the Arthurian legend Writers/Script David Franzoni Additional Info There may be people who do not know about King Arthur, but he has been a legendary figure in UK since the middle ages when the monks at Glastonbury claimed to have found his grave, … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2010)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The legend – up to a point Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland Additional Info Based on a script “Nottingham” by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who sold it to the studio for a lot of money. Also worked on by the British playwrights Paul Webb and Tom … Continue reading

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous outing, Clash of the Titans which was in turn based on a 1981 film scripted by Beverley Cross Writer/s Script Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, David Leslie Johnson, Dan Mazeau Director Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar … Continue reading

Last Knights (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay, based on the Japanese legend of the 47 ronin Writer/s script Michael Konyves, Dave Sussman Director Kazuaki Kiriya Starring Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis, Dave Legeno, Michael Lombardi and an international cast. Elevator Pitch When the leader of a warrior clan crosses the … Continue reading

Pompeii (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul W.S.Anderson Writer/s Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Source of story Apparently an unused script for Roman Polanski by B.L.Jurgens Elevator Pitch A gladiator in Pompeii forms an unlikely relationship with the daughter of … Continue reading

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Released 2010 Rating 12A in UK Director Mike Newell Writer/s Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup Source of story A video game scripted by Jordan Mechner Elevator Pitch The king of Persia with his two natural sons and one adopted son invade a sacred … Continue reading

300

Released 2006 Rating 18 in UK Director Zack Snyder Writer/s Zak Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Michael Gordon Starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, Michael Fassbender Source of story Graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, it inspired by real events. Elevator Pitch 300 Spartan warriors confront the massed Persian army at Thermopylae and hold them … Continue reading

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