posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:17 PM
Brad Pitt stars as the unstoppable Greek warrior Achilles in an
epic retelling of the legendary siege of Troy. Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom co-star. Inspired chiefly by Homer's 'The Iliad', though also drawing
from aspects of Virgil's The Aeniad and other more populist versions of the legend, the film, set in 1200 BC, focuses on the few weeks surrounding
the destruction of the city of Troy.
The return of swords and sandals epics
This week sees the much-anticipated release of Troy in the US, a $185m (Ł103m) epic based on Homer's Iliad and starring Brad Pitt as Greek hero
It will be followed in January 2005 by Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Irish actor Colin Farrell as the Macedonian leader Alexander
the Great. Next year the BBC will broadcast Rome, a 12-part mini-series set during the final years of Julius Caesar's reign.
Pitt compares Troy with Iraq war
Cannes Film Festival
[Edited on 14-5-2004 by SkepticOverlord]