Monday, August 05, 2013

"Batman Live" Actor Is Scottish Warrior "Outlander"

Sneak Peek footage from the "Batman Live" arena tour, starring actor Sam Heughan as the 'Caped Crusader', who is now officially cast as Scottish warrior 'Jamie Fraser' in the upcoming fantasy, action series "Outlander,  based on the 7-book series by author Diana Gabaldon:

"..."STARZ in association with Sony Pictures Television has confirmed that actor Sam Heughan will play the role of Jamie Fraser in the original series "Outlander", adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which will premiere on STARZ in 2014. 

"That man is a Scot to the bone and 'Jamie Fraser' to the heart," said "Outlander" author Gabaldon ."Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, I feel immensely grateful to the production team for their painstaking attention to the soul of the story and characters."

In "Outlander", Jamie Fraser strikes up a passionate affair with 'Claire Randall', a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. 

"Armed with sheer grit and enduring strength, he is a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. He is intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries.

"A natural leader of men, he has no political ambitions or desire for battlefield glories. Instead, he wishes to remove the price on his head and return to his family's ancestral farm..."

In 2012, Heughan originated the role of 'Batman' in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live," an international tour which opened at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and went on to tour in South America and throughout Europe.

The series adaptation for "Outlander" will be produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television, starting principal photography Fall 2013.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Sam Heughan in "Batman Live"...