'LION OF IRELAND'
TO BE TURNED INTO EPIC SERIES
Here's an epic delight for you this Monday: Michael Scott will turn Morgan Llywelyn's novel LION OF IRELAND (which has been sold in more than 40 million copies so far) into TV series following Brian Boru, the
greatest king Ireland has ever known, the man who liberated the Irish nation from centuries of Viking rule. It also follows the 11th century women who shaped his life and, ultimately, history itself: Fiona, a Druid priestess; Dierdre, a warrior princess, and Gormflaith a powerful Celtic Queen. These women fight alongside, and sometimes against, Brian in an age where women were the equal of men, where they had the right to own property in their own name, train as warriors, and also divorce – taking from the marriage everything they had brought to it. Ranged against Brian and his allies are the might of the Viking world who will stop at nothing to destroy the upstart Irish king. The series will follow multiple perspectives: Irish, Viking, and Druid, and will culminate in the epic Battle of Clontarf.
|Brian Boru was an 11th century hero|
'ARISE' EPIC MOVIE
ON HISTORICAL ISRAELI WARRIOR
|The movie will follow Deborah from the Bible|
In both epics there are women warriors. Nice!ReplyDelete
The two posters are nice too.
I do like both photos myselfDelete
I can’t wait to see the cast list for Lion of Ireland. I hope we get some hunky Irish eye candy in it.ReplyDelete
should be uber fun! Hope they get Michael Fassbender, he's been dying to play any of the Irish heroes for agesDelete
Oooh, yes, that would be a great pick!Delete
Ooooo, Brian Boru -- I'll watch for that one!ReplyDelete
Deborah was a Judge of Ancient Israel, i.e. a leader and a dispenser of justice. I'm not sure that she personally was a warrior. Her army general was named Barack. The "Victory Song of Deborah" in the Bible celebrates their big win over the enemy. I might browse through it again just to see if I'm right or wrong about this.
browsing the Bible... sounds like fun... said no one ever :PDelete
Kudos to those who make films about portions of history that are usually only found in books. I want so much to view many of the films listed here & hope those in a foreign language will have English subtitles so I can understand the dialogue.ReplyDelete
they are getting more and more foreign shows on Amazon and Netflix, and even producing some on their own. Foreign shows are almost always superior to the English ones.Delete