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03.13.2012
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BRAVEHEART is an awesome movie. As much as it may be historical fiction with an emphasis on fiction, that still makes it no less of an engaging, gripping, and very affective film. Which means I'm at the very least extremely curious about the historical drama entitled "Wallace" that is being developed by Mick Davis ("Eleventh Hour"), who will not only write and direct but also be the series' Executive Producer.  The new show "will focus on Wallace's back story, his years spent attempting to unify Scotland, his loves and losses as well as his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce. The original idea hails from Kent Dalian and Seoras Wallace, an adviser on Braveheart."

The project is being pitched as being in the style of "Spartacus" and "Game of Thrones," to which I think they merely mean a more mature telling as there are a great many ways in which the two shows just mentioned could not be more different. Such a treatment of the story would be very fine by me, as it was a brutal era indeed for all involved.

And speaking of which: "'This was a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role,' STV (a television production company based in Glasgow) director of content Clements said in a recent news announcement.  'We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction.  With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth.'"

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Extra Tidbit: While wholly original ideas are always nice, what's one film that you think you could really benefit from a world expansion via television?

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12:00PM on 03/14/2012

Sounds great

I would have liked a gritty realistic viking tv-show, also.
I would have liked a gritty realistic viking tv-show, also.
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10:20PM on 03/13/2012

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BATMAN!
Instead of rebooting the saga of the Caped Crusader, Warner should put him on TV again - but only as a serious show. And give the Nolan-less Batman a break from the silver screen for a while.
BATMAN!
Instead of rebooting the saga of the Caped Crusader, Warner should put him on TV again - but only as a serious show. And give the Nolan-less Batman a break from the silver screen for a while.
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8:42AM on 03/14/2012
Absolutely, like Smallville...no not as a teen drama, but like Smallville make it dark and realistic, less goofy. But have to have a decent budget, the budget cuts realy hurt the last 3 seasons of SV.
Absolutely, like Smallville...no not as a teen drama, but like Smallville make it dark and realistic, less goofy. But have to have a decent budget, the budget cuts realy hurt the last 3 seasons of SV.
6:55PM on 03/13/2012
A movie that would work better as a television series is pretty much any political film, save maybe for the Contender. Tough call.
A movie that would work better as a television series is pretty much any political film, save maybe for the Contender. Tough call.
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3:44PM on 03/13/2012
I'm liking the idea of this but I have my reservations. I'm Scottish, I live in Glasgow so I have a good idea of what STV produce and I'm a little worried. Spartacus & Game of Thrones are big budget shows & a big budget is something STV doesn't have.

I really hope they manage to do it & do the actual story some justice.

FREEEEDDOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!
I'm liking the idea of this but I have my reservations. I'm Scottish, I live in Glasgow so I have a good idea of what STV produce and I'm a little worried. Spartacus & Game of Thrones are big budget shows & a big budget is something STV doesn't have.

I really hope they manage to do it & do the actual story some justice.

FREEEEDDOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!
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2:54PM on 03/13/2012

Spartacus the series & GoT have only 2 things common:

Boobs and Blood....and for that, I'd be okay ;)

X.T Harry Potter. I know know, there are 8 whole movies there, but aside for the last one and the first, all the other ones are REEALLY condensed. I want to see a series with all the Quiditch tournaments and Elf-saving shennanigans intact. Each books can be a whole season (short ones of 10-13 & large ones are of 18-22 ep.). To bypass the budgetary problems, why not just make it an animated series like Avatar-Last Airbender (one of my all-time
Boobs and Blood....and for that, I'd be okay ;)

X.T Harry Potter. I know know, there are 8 whole movies there, but aside for the last one and the first, all the other ones are REEALLY condensed. I want to see a series with all the Quiditch tournaments and Elf-saving shennanigans intact. Each books can be a whole season (short ones of 10-13 & large ones are of 18-22 ep.). To bypass the budgetary problems, why not just make it an animated series like Avatar-Last Airbender (one of my all-time favorite)?? Yeah yeah I have a little too much time on my hand, what can I say? I'm an HP fan.
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1:17PM on 03/13/2012

My Fave Movie of All Time

I would like to see where they take this... very interesting!
I would like to see where they take this... very interesting!
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10:57AM on 03/13/2012
I loved Braveheart. Great film. Wallace is an interesting character, I hope they show a darker side of him.
I loved Braveheart. Great film. Wallace is an interesting character, I hope they show a darker side of him.
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10:24AM on 03/13/2012

I like what I'm hearing.

As long as they don't go the cheesy Spartacus route, and stick more to the Game of Thrones aspect, it could be awesome. The Extra Tidbit...Man that's tough. I always wanted a Terminator series until they actually did the Terminator series. So for the sake of picking one, how about doing Justice League? And not the cartoon either. I'm talking about a live action Justice League. So many things could be done with that. I know it's not a movie, and let's all hope and pray to the cinematic
As long as they don't go the cheesy Spartacus route, and stick more to the Game of Thrones aspect, it could be awesome. The Extra Tidbit...Man that's tough. I always wanted a Terminator series until they actually did the Terminator series. So for the sake of picking one, how about doing Justice League? And not the cartoon either. I'm talking about a live action Justice League. So many things could be done with that. I know it's not a movie, and let's all hope and pray to the cinematic gods that it never becomes one either. But a live action Justice League where they can seriously delve into the depths of each character would be kick ass!
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