Oh, for a muse of FIRE!! – How do you fancy a sci-fi Henry V?


Ray mutherfucking Winstone

Well, let’s up the ante a bit, shall we? Perhaps Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Derek Jacobi, Vinnie Jones and Gerard Depardieu would make you feel better about the sheer credibility of it all? io9 is happy to report this project in preproduction, and I’m happy to be in receipt of such a report. Very happy indeed!

From the Darclight, the film’s production company, comes the following:

In an age of apocalypse, in a land without a leader, a dissolute prince finds redemption when he crushes a rebellion that threatens to destroy his father’s kingdom. But upon assuming the throne himself, he immediately engineers a war against a neighboring state to slake his lust for power.
Despite his enemy possessing weaponry rendering their forces almost invincible, the newly crowned king seizes a glorious victory from the jaws of defeat by ruthlessness and cunning. But for all his wiles there’s one thing the young monarch has overlooked. Just as he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure victory, so is his enemy…