If you were in Comic Con today, or tomorrow, or the day after, then you’ve probably gotten your taste of Robert Zemecki’s “Beowulf” and a ton of other geek-worthy movies, TV series, comic books, etc. (Wait, do they still do comic books over there? Despite the name?) But anyways, while “Beowulf” introduced itself to geeks at the convention, the trailer has been put online over at Apple.com (click here to view it), and I have to admit, it looks better than that creepy “Polar Express”, though not by a whole lot. (Angelina Jolie sure looks like Angelina Jolie in it, though…)
In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet seductive mother, in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend.
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf saga that has never been told before. Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Shangri-la Entertainment present “Beowulf,” starring Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s mother, Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, and Ray Winstone as Beowulf. The film also stars John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, Dominic Keating, Alison Lohman, Robin Wright Penn and Ray Winstone.
Neil Gaiman (“MirrorMask,” the graphic novel Sandman) and Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction”) adapted the legend for the screen.
Starring the voice talents of Brendan Gleeson, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Robin Wright-Penn, John Malkovich, and directed by Robert Zemeckis.
“Beowulf” slays November 16, 2007.
Some images from the trailer:
Some wallpapers from the movie’s official site: