BEOWULF & GRENDEL SITE OPENS
A website for the upcoming BEOWULF & GRENDEL, the latest film adaptation of the epic poem about the Norse hero who battles a marauding monster, has opened up here. Shot on location in Iceland, the movie was directed by Sturla Gunnarsson from a script by Andrew Rai Berzins and stars Gerard (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) Butler and Ingvar Sigurdsson in the title roles, along with Stellan (EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING) Skarsg? and Sarah (DAWN OF THE DEAD) Polley. The site has a bunch of crew information?including the fact that the special makeup is being created by Daniel Parker, who did the honors on Robert De Niro on MARY SHELLEY?S FRANKENSTEIN?plus storyboards like the one you see above, video clips and more.
Sci Fi Wire, meanwhile, just talked to Butler, who says that this particular Grendel isn?t quite as monstrous as in past visualizatins. 'We?ve gone back and said, ?Just imagine that there was a troll,? and we?re saying, ?Imagine this troll isn?t really a monster, but just another form of human,? ' Butler tells the site. 'He?s like a Neanderthal man, more like a primate.' The actor also raves of the film, 'It?s going to be like nothing you?ve ever really seen before. This movie has probably the most un-formulaic script I?ve ever read, especially coming from America, and that?s what grabbed me about it.' A U.S. distributor for BEOWULF & GRENDEL has yet to be named.
Courtesy of Fangoria