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Vlad without Vampires

12.10.2009

Bring on the vampire movie that isn't about vampires!

Monday, we brought news of the Brad Pitt produced story of VLAD, written by Charlie Hunnam. People were moaning and groaning at the possible idea of another vampire movie coming from Summit Entertainment. Although, this isn't really a vampire movie.

In fact, this film doesn't even include any vampirism according to Hunnam, "As the script stands now, we donít touch on vampirism. That was my one non-negotiable area when we were developing it, and thankfully, nobody suggested that we should delve into it at the end." Vlad ravaged his enemies, and gruesomely impaled them. The story starts at the early days, "Itís a very big and sweeping story. The majority of time focuses on him as a young man assuming his rule as a prince, but we actually go all the way through his life."

The SONS OF ANARCHY actor talks about the movie in detail in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The perfect choice for the Hungarian Vlad in his opinion would be Colin Farrell, "As I was writing it, I vacillated between thinking about myself playing the role as a fantasy [laughs], and Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Particularly Farrell. Thereís something very roguish and bad boy about Vlad, and I know Colin a little bit, and I think he has some of the characteristics that would be essential for playing this guy." As for a look for the film, they were looking for something that was a mix of 300 and BRAVEHEART. In other words, on a very epic battle scale. The film might turn out to be something worth while. Hunnam knows his history and gets that you can subtly get to the origin of vampires without having to crack open a neck cocktail, "There are a million ways to show that this guy is the origin of vampirism without actually having him drinking blood."

Extra Tidbit: I did not realize this guy was on UNDECLARED. One day it was my favorite show, the next day it was gone. *sigh*
Source: EW

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10:28PM on 12/13/2009

ha ha Mandee

I was thinking the same thing... oh my! This is definitely a tale worth telling.
I was thinking the same thing... oh my! This is definitely a tale worth telling.
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6:08PM on 12/11/2009

Impaled by Colin Farrell ...

Mmmmmmm... there's a thought.
Mmmmmmm... there's a thought.
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2:39PM on 12/11/2009
That statement put this film into the "I'm there" territory.

I'd also like to see a non-vampire movie about Vlad the Impaler.
That statement put this film into the "I'm there" territory.

I'd also like to see a non-vampire movie about Vlad the Impaler.
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8:35AM on 12/11/2009
Eh its been done before. I think this will just be like the last one that attempted this. The result is a boring period flick that everyone hopes soon or later vlady will go vamp which doesn't really happen until the very end.
Eh its been done before. I think this will just be like the last one that attempted this. The result is a boring period flick that everyone hopes soon or later vlady will go vamp which doesn't really happen until the very end.
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11:22PM on 12/10/2009
That statement put this film into the "I'm there" territory.

I'd also like to see a non-vampire movie about Vlad the Impaler.
That statement put this film into the "I'm there" territory.

I'd also like to see a non-vampire movie about Vlad the Impaler.
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10:21PM on 12/10/2009
if they do this how can anyone emotionally care for him is'nt he a murderer
if they do this how can anyone emotionally care for him is'nt he a murderer
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9:31PM on 12/10/2009
Good. I've seen enough vampire films. I'd rather see one about the man who inspired them all.
Good. I've seen enough vampire films. I'd rather see one about the man who inspired them all.
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8:22PM on 12/10/2009

Hunnam....

What's the deal with him? Is he really hot shit over in the U.S? I remember first seeing him in Queer As Folk over here and fair fucks to him he was convincing as a young and inexperienced gay man finding his place but other than that I've never been impressed with him. I actually liked Green Street but found him to be fairly dissapointing with perhaps one of the least convincing cockney accents ever so has he really made an impact over there? Not trying to take a dump on the guy, just curious.
What's the deal with him? Is he really hot shit over in the U.S? I remember first seeing him in Queer As Folk over here and fair fucks to him he was convincing as a young and inexperienced gay man finding his place but other than that I've never been impressed with him. I actually liked Green Street but found him to be fairly dissapointing with perhaps one of the least convincing cockney accents ever so has he really made an impact over there? Not trying to take a dump on the guy, just curious.
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8:37PM on 12/10/2009
He is one of the main characters on one of the best rated programs (Sons of Anarchy on FX) on television in the United States.
He is one of the main characters on one of the best rated programs (Sons of Anarchy on FX) on television in the United States.
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7:08PM on 12/10/2009
I've been hoping for a good film based on Vlad for years that wasn't supernatural or involved vampires, will have to keep an eye on this. A nice long epic based on Vlad's life would be fantastic.
I've been hoping for a good film based on Vlad for years that wasn't supernatural or involved vampires, will have to keep an eye on this. A nice long epic based on Vlad's life would be fantastic.
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