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BEOWULF site launches

By Karl Schneider     July 26, 2006
Source: Warner Bros.

Beowulf logo via website
The website for the upcoming animated film BEOWULF is now up and running. You can find it here.

There is not much on the site as of yet, but the look and intro help give a feel to the film.

In the film, a Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis (Monster House, Polar Express) and features an all star cast. Ray Winstone (Beowulf), Angelina Jolie (Grendel's Mother), Crispin Glover (Grendel), Anthony Hopkins (King Hrothgar), John Malkovich (Unferth) and Greg Ellis (Garmund) are just a few of those lending their voices to characters in the film.

BEOWULF comes to theaters in November of 2007.


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thelastonelives 7/26/2006 7:00:22 AM
Yeah I saw that one, it was fair at best. I just like Lambert as an actor, but it was still not one of his finest hours. I think that's why they might try another go at it with this one.
grimjack 7/26/2006 7:46:48 AM
Best adaption of Beowulf so far has to be the 13th Warrior. It is also one of the only good viking movies to have been made. Hope this one is as good.
almostunbiased 7/26/2006 8:37:20 AM
Erik the viking is the funniest viking movie ever made. I liked 13th warrior, but didn't know ir was a Beowulf adaption. Wish we could have at least seen some stills of this movie or something like a character or anything really. Names of voices don't sell a movie for me.
nikodemos 7/26/2006 9:10:20 AM
#6 - stryffe2004... While 13th Warrior was indeed an adaptation of Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead, Crichton himself has admitted that Eaters of the Dead was based on the story of Beowulf. And I really enjoyed the 13th Warrior -- it was a great movie. There is an old Kirk Douglas movie, The Vikings, that I caught on AMC really late one night. It was pretty good, too.
palmtree 7/26/2006 9:44:16 AM
Glad other people enjoyed The 13th Warrior. I don't know too many people who saw it, let alone liked it. I didn't know it was based on the story of Beowulf. Of course, I don't know the story of Beowulf.
nikodemos 7/26/2006 11:29:43 AM
"Man that christopher lambert movie sucked!!!" If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that...
nikodemos 7/26/2006 1:21:16 PM
#14 - hippoposthumous... Yes, Tony Curtis is The Vikings, too -- as a matter of fact, he catches a near-fatal case of the crabs in it. The Vikings was definitely a great bad movie.
videocide 7/26/2006 11:04:51 PM
I loved 13th Warrior. Recently showed it to a friend of mine and she enjoyed it as well. So theres 2 more people who enjoyed it. lol
klaatu1701 7/27/2006 5:44:32 AM
Hey nikodemos, The Vikings was an awesome film made some 40 years ago. Some trivia: in the scene where Kirk Douglas runs along the oars he had to do many takes to get it right, when they watched the rushes that evening they picked the best take. Some weeks later while viewing a rough cut of the the movie someone noticed that one of the oarsmen was smoking a cigarette! They had to use the second best take as KD refused to do it again.
grimjack 7/27/2006 7:55:05 AM
Stryffe2004... In the afterward to the book Eaters of the Dead Crichton relates the story of his college roommate, a Lit major, claiming there was no possible way to make the story of Beowulf interesting. Crichton took up the challenge and Eaters of the Dead is the result. Anyone who has read both Beowulf and Eaters would rapidly catch on that the one is based off of the other. Of course if you just watched the movie The 13th Warrior, and caught the little based on the novel blurb, I can see where you would make this moronic mistake. Next time check your facts before opening your yap. Thanks for having my back nikodemos.
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