Anyone else drooling at the thought of this?
Brian Boru epic to film in Ireland
With that William Wallace guy hogging the epic limelight those years back, what's taken the world of cinema so long to discover the Brian Boru story?It is reported that an €80m biopic of Irish king Brian Boru will be made in Ireland next year.
The Irish Independent describes Boru as "the biggest movie ever made on Irish shores" and says details of the production will be officially announced in the coming weeks.
Vikings, battles, daring guerilla campaigns, a red-haired Nordic-Colleen stirring up the menfolk for the final fight, the hero dying at the cusp of his greatest victory...what's not to love?
Can't say I've ever heard of him or it. Was Morgan Llewelyn not available?The film will be directed and produced by its writer, Mark Mahon from Cork.
It is based on the new graphic novel Freedom within the Heart.
I remember her take on the Bory story (the kid-friendly version) being the first novel I ever read from cover to cover, and putting it down with the conviction that this was THE GREATEST BOOK EVER, and that the Brian Boru story was THE GREATEST STORY EVER.
So, will we get to see Boru making his mark on the country's foremost warlord with the sacking of Limerick? Making the city marginally more dangerous than it is today?