Monday, July 30, 2007

Medieval Hollywood

Well, here's an attempt to jumpstart the History Blogging. It looks like Hollywood is going to be offering a few medieval entertainment vehicles in the upcoming months.

Virgin Territory is a contemporized Decameron. Well, the language and mores are updated, the setting and time--the hills outside of Florence during a plague outbreak--remains the same.

The Last Legion is another attempt at a "historic King Arthur" story. We'll see.

CBS is going to produce a new series called "The Kingdom" about "four guys, one of whom is crowned king and reluctantly takes the throne despite preferring drinking and sex to procession and war." Heh.

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