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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted August 04 2005 - 11:07 AM

first report it looks like Crispin Glover is on board...THAT should be interesting Posted Image

http://comingsoon.ne...ws.php?id=10681
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#2 of 44 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted August 04 2005 - 12:09 PM

That is definitely cool. I hope it pans out. I am very curious the way they're going to attempt to tell the story. But with Zemeckis at the helm I have plenty of faith.

By the way, anyone know anything more about this OTHER movie version of "Beowulf"? http://www.beowulf-movie.com/ .

#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Shawn_KE

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Posted August 04 2005 - 01:24 PM

Wasn't 13th Warrior supposed to be a retelling of Beowulf?

#4 of 44 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted August 04 2005 - 02:22 PM

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Wasn't 13th Warrior supposed to be a retelling of Beowulf?


The novel "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton, in which the movie is based on, was I believe supposed to be a historically accurate account of the story of Beowulf. I'm not sure how accurate the movie is to the novel. I do know that Tolkien was also inspired by Beowulf for some aspects of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

#5 of 44 OFFLINE   Dustin Elmore

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Posted August 04 2005 - 02:23 PM

13th Warrior was an adaption of Michael Crichton's book "Eaters of the Dead." The book was influenced by Beowulf though.

#6 of 44 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted August 05 2005 - 01:31 AM

yea just influenced
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

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Posted August 05 2005 - 02:23 AM

This looks interesting - written by Avery and Gaiman.

Anyone remember "Grendel Grendel Grendel"?

I had to watch it in history class.
Grendel was also one of my very favorite comic books.

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Posted August 05 2005 - 04:21 AM

from the OTHER version of beowulf

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THE FILMING TOOK PLACE ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND, IN AREAS THAT HAVE REMAINED UNTOUCHED SINCE THE TIME OF THE WRITING OF THE ORIGINAL ANGLOSAXON POEM - BEOWULF.


that's cool.

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Posted August 05 2005 - 02:30 PM

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The novel "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton, in which the movie is based on, was I believe supposed to be a historically accurate account of the story of Beowulf.
OK, now that's just funny.

I have to say, a movie supposedly based on Beowulf made by Robert Zemeckis, using motion capture and starring Crispin Glover as Grendel sounds hilariously awful.

Now, the other one linked to sounds promising...

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Posted August 06 2005 - 10:04 AM

I have to say, this sounds terrible. The live action film seems more than enough of a retelling of this story.

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Posted August 06 2005 - 10:45 AM

Sounds interesting.

The other version (with Gerard Butler) seems to be more of a demystified version of Beowulf. Apparently Grendel will now have motivation (I think the King killed his dad or something).
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#12 of 44 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted April 04 2007 - 11:54 AM

Return of the zombie Grendel thread!

Just saw the movie on DVD. Felt it was fairly mediocre, especially compared to the 13th Warrior (now when that movie looks good.....). The accents are what did me in, everybody seemed to have a different one.

Now the sea hag, is that supposed to be Grendel's mother?
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Posted April 04 2007 - 03:15 PM

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Sounds interesting.

The other version (with Gerard Butler) seems to be more of a demystified version of Beowulf. Apparently Grendel will now have motivation (I think the King killed his dad or something).

Grendel always had motivation. He couldn't stand all the noise they were making.

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Posted April 05 2007 - 03:52 AM

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Grendel always had motivation. He couldn't stand all the noise they were making.
Is that a joke? I honestly don't remember. It's been a long time since I read Beowulf, though I have read it at least twice. I didn't know this version was out. I saw the Gerard Butler one, and it was OK, but Sarah Polley is too modern to fit in that kind of story, and the addition of a love interest for Beowulf was a hard to take.

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Posted April 05 2007 - 05:09 AM

I'm sure the noise thing is true, but it's a really petty reason. Posted Image

Not that it matters, but my post seems a little out of context today. It was stated at a different time. Long ago, back in 2005, we had been subjected to a gajillion different movies which were seen as demystifications of old legends such as Troy which sucked the Gods out of the Illiad and King Arthur which put the old Arthurian myths in a more realistic setting.

John, I'm thinking Garrett is referring to the Gerard Butler movie since the Robert Zemeckis one is still in production and isn't available on DVD. Of course, maybe Garrett just has connections. Posted Image
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Posted April 05 2007 - 06:05 AM

Here's some production art for ROBERT ZEMECKIS' Beowulf that was posted on Aint-It-Cool-News and was then removed by the studio. Looks pretty great! And I'm glad they're keeping the mystical side of everything.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 04:01 AM

Trailer.

#18 of 44 OFFLINE   Sean Laughter

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Posted July 26 2007 - 04:51 AM

Meh, I dunno, the trailer isn't doing much for me. Then again, I don't really know the Beowulf story since I seem to have been the one person on earth to get through high school without having to read it.

It does seem their process has gotten past the "zombiefied" look that plagued Polar Express, but it still feels fairly clinical - i guess - compared to something from Pixar. And I will never understand why they insist on making the models look like the actors that are playing the parts.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 05:14 AM

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And I will never understand why they insist on making the models look like the actors that are playing the parts.

I don't know. Ray Winstone looks nothing like Beowulf. Posted Image

I think there are a lot of key details that we aren't seeing in this trailer (like characters speaking) that could make or break this film. Overall, it is promising, and there are still a few months of tweaking going on.

Quint has seen 20 minutes of the movie: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33456

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Posted July 26 2007 - 05:16 AM

I don't get it. If they're using the exact likenesses of the actors why not just film it normally?


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