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Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore wants to bring A Knight's Tale to the small screen

Sep. 21, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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I don't know how many people will be with me on this one, but I loved 2001's A KNIGHT'S TALE. It boasted a great cast including Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Alan Tudyk and Laura Fraser. Plus, the script was fun. When I see it on basic cable, I watch it. Bettany as Chaucer is one of my favorite things ever. When I first saw him in that film I go, "This dude is good. He's going to be big." But then again, everyone in it was awesome.

In an interesting turn of events, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Ron Moore will adapt the film into a small screen series for ABC. The original film written by Brian Helgeland (MAN OF FIRE, ROBIN HOOD) follows William Thatcher (Ledger), "after his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight." It's said that the series is expected to, "stay close to the premise and the style of the movie it is described as a medieval fantasy incorporating modern music and themes that follows the journey of a young man who starts out impersonating a knight of the realm and ends up becoming one." Moore will also have a producing credit alongside Helgeland.

I'm definitely open to checking it out on TV. Check out the trailer below to refresh your memories.

Extra Tidbit: And yes, Laura Fraser does play Lydia on BREAKING BAD. I saw her awhile back in VIRTUAL SEXUALITY...not what you may think.
Source: Deadline

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1:03AM on 09/22/2012

Bettany as Chaucer was fantastic

The medieval tune morphing into a funky Bowie dance was spectacular, not to mention the rousing use of Queen during the jousting. Sossamyn was gorgeous, what happened to her? Bettany and Tudyk are also way underused talents.
The medieval tune morphing into a funky Bowie dance was spectacular, not to mention the rousing use of Queen during the jousting. Sossamyn was gorgeous, what happened to her? Bettany and Tudyk are also way underused talents.
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2:06AM on 09/22/2012

Well okay, but...

...I'm all for a TV series as long as they leave all the stupid anachronisms that ruined the movie at the door (e.g: peasants singing "We Will Rock You", Nike logo on the armor, etc).
...I'm all for a TV series as long as they leave all the stupid anachronisms that ruined the movie at the door (e.g: peasants singing "We Will Rock You", Nike logo on the armor, etc).
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6:00AM on 09/22/2012
Well, that was what made the movie fun and unique.
Well, that was what made the movie fun and unique.
8:38AM on 09/23/2012
Don't forget Berenice Bejo (the artist), who played Sossamon's maid... The director wanted her for Sossamon's part, but the Studio wanted an English speaking actress. And so she got a supporting part...
Don't forget Berenice Bejo (the artist), who played Sossamon's maid... The director wanted her for Sossamon's part, but the Studio wanted an English speaking actress. And so she got a supporting part...
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6:18PM on 09/23/2012
I loved A Knights Tale, have had a major crush on Shannyn Sossamon ever since.
I loved A Knights Tale, have had a major crush on Shannyn Sossamon ever since.
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8:32AM on 09/24/2012
If handled badly, this'll be Glee with swords - just sayin'.
If handled badly, this'll be Glee with swords - just sayin'.
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