Monday, October 11, 2010

"Ironclad" Cuts To The Chase

Sneak Peek "Ironclad", the upcoming UK/US feature, directed by Jonathan English.

Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool, cast includes Paul Giamatti as 'King John', James Purefoy as 'Marshall', Mackenzie Crook as 'Mark', Jason Flemying as 'Beckett', Derek Jacobi as 'Cornhill' and Kate Mara as 'Lady Isabel', chronicling the siege of 'Rochester Castle' by King John in the year 1215.

Principal photography for the feature started at Dragon International Film Studios near the village Llanharan in Wales, October 9, 2009.

A replica of Rochester Castle was built on the studio complex, with producer Rick Benattar looking to make the film as historically accurate as possible, by "...letting viewers experience the battle as if they were there", meaning in your face mayhem and decapitations.

"Ironclad" is noted as the largest independent production lensed in Wales, produced on a budget of $25 million.

"...A 'Templar' knight and a ragtag group of warriors hold out for months against the hard-fought siege of Rochester Castle in the thirteenth Century. Set in the time of King John's signing of the 'Magna Carta' treaty, the group struggles against the King to defend the freedom of their country..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ironclad"...