Jonathan English to direct Ironclad

Variety breaks the news that Jonathan English, whose debut feature Minotaur failed to land US distribution and snuck onto TV sets in 2006, has signed with Mythic International Entertainment to direct the $30 medieval action pic Ironclad, the story of “a small band of knights (in 13th century England) who defended Rochester Castle against the tyrant King John.”

This in and of itself wouldn’t be of much interest, but the cast pulled together by casting director Robyn Owen is, to say the least, very impressive: legendary director and sometime-actor Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park), Pete Postlethwaite (Last of the Mohicans, The Usual Suspects), Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart) and Colm Meaney (every Irish movie ever made) are attached, and James Purefoy and Paul Giamatti are in talks to play the lead knight and King John, respectively. Not too shabby!

Posted on May 16, 2008 at 10:23 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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