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    Default Brian Boru epic to film in Ireland

    Anyone else drooling at the thought of this?

    Brian Boru epic to film in Ireland

    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.
    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?

    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?

    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.
    Can't say I've ever heard of him or it. Was Morgan Llewelyn not available?

    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?

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    The RDF will be delighted if they get to do the extras again like in Saving Private Ryan and Braveheart.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Will Mel be playing Brian?

    God help us all.

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    "Based on graphic novel..."

    Hmmmmmm. Not sure I'll hold my breath then. A decent documentary would be nice though.

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    I think we should wait and see about this one. €80 is a lot of money for an untried producer and director to get.

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    I remember when "Saving Private Ryan" and "Braveheart" were filmed here...was working in a certain medical supplies establishment!!

    We had all the yummy stunt men in for knee supports etc.....good times!!


    However unless this lot end up in a large public A+E for treatment.....my drooling will be but a distant(but pleasant) memory!!
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    As an amputee-fetishist I am thrilled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Will Mel be playing Brian?

    God help us all.
    Must be getting to the right age bracket for the later scenes pretty soon, eh? Wonder who'd play him as a little boy? Wonder will George Hook be commenting on the Graves of The Leinstermen, segment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    Anyone else drooling at the thought of this?
    I was, until you ruined the ending for me (if it gets made)!

    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
    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bona na croin View Post
    I was, until you ruined the ending for me (if it gets made)!
    Don't read the bible so....the fella dies in the end in that one too...........

    I'm going to look for a job as one of the baddies....
    What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug

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