Κυριακή, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Production Update: 'Enemy of Man' Gets Funding! Sean Bean stars in 'Macbeth' adaption

It's been pretty quiet this year as far as major releases with Sean Bean, but never fear he is hard at work on various productions and 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy & active release year!

As was last referred to on this site here, the trailer for Enemy of Man was shot in hopes of attracting the needed funding to complete the project. I'm very glad to report great news from the in progress 2013 Toronto International Film Festival: this Macbeth adaption that's been on Sean's CV as "in development" for a very long time has finally received funding to start filming in January 2014! Sean will star as Macbeth. Kaleidoscope Film Distribution struck a deal to distribute the film worldwide. The film was conceived of and is being adapted from Shakespeare by Vincent Regan (actor 300, Strike Back, Mistresses).
Other cast listed so far are: Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Gosford Park) as Duncan; Rupert Grint (Harry Potter films) as Rosse; Jason Flemyng (X-Men First Class, Primeval) as Macduff; James D'Arcy (rumoured) (Cloud Atlas, Master & Command: Far Side) as Banquo; Charlotte Gainsbourg (rumoured) (The Science of Sleep, Melancholia, Jane Eyre) as Lady Macbeth (this part was originally tapped for Tilda Swinton) 

Earlier this year some great pictures from the trailer shoot were posted by Roopesh Parekh. Here is the link to the original FB status: https://www.facebook.com/roopesh.parekh/posts/10200092460167296. Link appears to be inactive so here's the stills:




Enemy of Man IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338258/
The tagline so far: A war hero and the lure of ambition and decent into hell.

This looks FANTASTIC!!! Can't wait to see the finished film!!

Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)