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    Beowulf and Grendel

    Anyone heard of this movie coming out? It stars Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, Tony Curran, and Sarah Polley. Well, I had soem armour made for me two years ago by a guy in KY. His website is www.theinnerbailey.com. Well, low and behold, my custom design is now going to be worn in the movie by Beowulf himself (the guy from ky is one of the costume designers). I am posting the pics of mine here as the protoype, and another photo of Gerard wearing the costume piece as Beowulf. I am wondering if the movie hits, do I have a serious prop piece on my hands??? Tell me what you think of my design!
    http://www.beowulfthemovie.com/

    I have proof that I designed the armour, just in case no one believes me.
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    the movie shot

    Here is the movie shot
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    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


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    one more shot

    here it is
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    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


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    and one of me wearing the armour

    woo-hoo
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    Mike J Arledge
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    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
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    hey there. Great job!

    Was waiting eagerly to see the movie and I got the chance to meet Butler and get his autograph at the World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

    Loved the movie, was very well done. And again, congrats on your armour!

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    that is to cool for school

    i dont know about prop pease of armour, but you deserve serous 'Props'

    HAzza!

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    Any Idea when...

    ...we'll see it in the States?
    Looks promising.
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    I hear it is supposed to come out in about 12 months in the states.
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


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    No guarantees that it will be distributed to the US.

    Here's how you can help:
    http://www.kenesa.com/beowulf-grendel/campaign.htm
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    Letter sent. It's beyond disturbing that this film may never make it to the American market.
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    I know two of the armourers for the film, I will write them tonight and see if they know anything further, they have pretty direct contact with the studio producing it.

    WIll let folks know ASAP
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
    --Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    http://www.facebook.com/CreyrGlasLightworks

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    While you're at it.. tell them: "Great work!"
    Forge not works of art but swords of death; for therin lies great art.

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    do not despair yet....

    I spoke to the armourer, he is emailed the costume director now and usually gets a response within a week. I will cross my fingers and hope the news is not the worst.

    Man I really wanted this movie to come out.

    ALso been trying to figure out if any of the movies in the works about Thermopylae are coming out. I heard there were plans for both Frank Miller's 300 as well as Pressfields Gates of Fire. Anyone seen anything reputable about them?
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
    --Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    http://www.facebook.com/CreyrGlasLightworks

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    No word for the costuming folks about the status of US release. Some chatter on IMDB forums seems to indicate it is being shopped to a studio for release, and maybe it could be on hold so that merchandising can have time to catch up, maybe with sword line or action figures or whatnot.

    Nothing solid yet though. Anyone else seeing anything?
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
    --Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    http://www.facebook.com/CreyrGlasLightworks

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    This (the one you are talking about) is the version that I am most interested in, even though I wil probably end up checking out the other Beowulf too.
    (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/fullcredits) I did find it weird that there were two in production! The other version (with the link above) has Neil Gaiman involved in the scriptwriting.

    If the "Beowulf and Grendel" one doesn't get released over here, then I suppose I will have to go DVD hunting. It was shot in Iceland! Of course I want to see it.
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    Originally posted by mikejarledge
    Nothing solid yet though. Anyone else seeing anything?
    It was supposed to have shown that the American Film Market, but it doesn't show up in the schedule.
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    MIKE!!!!!!!

    These guys are using YOUR design for their prop. Have you signed anything to renounce your rights to the design or anything? Do they not have to pay you royalties or something?

    That aside - very cool!!


    Both movies sound exciting - I first saw Butler in Attila the Hun with powers Boothe and Tim Curry. Since then he's cropped up all over the place!!

    However, as IMDB tells me, Ray Winstone as Beowulf!! That sounds fun, but then I am a Winstone fan

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    Well, the design was finalized by my friend Harold, who is one of the armourers for the movie. I basically came up with the idea for a chevron cuirass together with the leather scale mantle, I left the actual final details and the apuldrons to Harold, but the design is pretty much mine and his. I am just thrilled the design was liked by others. I just hope the movie comes out. Then I can really brag to folks about owning Beowulf's armour!
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
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    Ray Winstone as Beowulf

    Hi all, I just finished working with Ray on the Beowulf shot here in the states. He's one of the nicest guys Iv'e ever worked with. consumate professional and funny as hell. The shoot was three months long and although the whole film is CG it still has tons of great stuff and awesome performances by Sir Anthony Hopkins,Ray Winstone, John Malkovich,Angelina Jolie and robin wright Penn.
    Luke LaFontaine. Fight Choreographer / Stunt Coordinator

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    Ray Winstone, incidentally, played the voice of Mr Beaver in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
    And he was most excellent as Will Scarlett in that Robin Hood telly series! He's cool.
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    I think some people are getting a little confused around here... understandably, since we're talking about two productions of Beowulf... the one under discussion here is an Icelandic/Canadian version filmed in Iceland titled Beowulf and Grendel, with Gerard Butler as Beowulf... but there is also the movie Beowulf, scheduled for release in 2007, starring Ray Winstone as Beowulf.

    Here's the website for Beowulf and Grendel: http://www.beowulfandgrendel.com/

    Can't find a website for Beowulf....
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    US release date!

    I have it on good authority that:

    "Oh, one other B&G note - the US Premiere is at the Palm Springs Int'l. Film Festival on Jan 5-16th, 2006."

    From my friends with costuming. Hope it is the right date, but it looks like it will be here before we know it!
    Mike J Arledge
    Not hear? when noise was everywhere! it tolled
    Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
    Of all the lost adventurers my peers,--
    How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
    And such was fortunate, yet each of old
    Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.


    Robert Browning
    --Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
    http://www.facebook.com/CreyrGlasLightworks

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    That's wonderful news.
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    Originally posted by K. Wright
    This (the one you are talking about) is the version that I am most interested in, even though I wil probably end up checking out the other Beowulf too.
    (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/fullcredits) I did find it weird that there were two in production! The other version (with the link above) has Neil Gaiman involved in the scriptwriting.
    Actually, it's not all that uncommon in Hollywood. For example, Dante's Peak vs. Volcano, or Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves vs. Robin Hood (the one which starred Patrick Bergen and Uma Thurman, and which was apparently set for a theatrical release before the studio realized there was no way to get it out before, and no way to compete against, the Kevin Costner one; and which ultimately went on to television broadcast).

    Films tend to begin with screenwriters submitting their story ideas to the studios. Oftentimes, screenwriters wind up going from studio to studio to studio to sell their ideas. So, in short order, a story idea is out there all over the place, and often it seems, a studio decides it can do a better job on a story (and sometimes they are right - Hollywood's filled with "screenwriters" everywhere and not all of them are talented). Or, they can pull a script together cheaper than paying for it.

    And, Hollywood's not exactly known for being overly original...

    Cheers,
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    Re: US release date!

    Originally posted by mikejarledge
    I have it on good authority that:

    "Oh, one other B&G note - the US Premiere is at the Palm Springs Int'l. Film Festival on Jan 5-16th, 2006."

    From my friends with costuming. Hope it is the right date, but it looks like it will be here before we know it!
    I don't think that the Palm Springs premier necessarily translates into a general U.S. release, at least as far as I've been able to find thus far, looking around on BeowulfandGrendle.com, etc. As far as I have found, they're still trying to get FOX to pick up U.S. distribution, but I could certainly be incorrect.

    The Palm Springs premier is another film fest premier, it just happens to be the first in the U.S. The chatter out there across the online rumor-mill is that perhaps at best, the film may enjoy a limited U.S. release.

    And, from what else I've read, there is still no guarantee of even a U.S. DVD release at this point. In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed, log on and get cracking on the Kenesa.com site that Douglas shared.

    Cheers,
    Jess
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