Wednesday, January 17, 2018

"Blade Runner" Director Mounting "Cleopatra"

Denis Villeneuve ("Blade Runner 2049") is in negotiations to direct "Cleopatra", with Angelina Jolie attached to star, based on author Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book "Queen of the Nile":

Elizabeth Taylor previously played "Cleopatra" (1963).

The historical 'Cleopatra VII Philopator', believed to be the re-incarnation and embodiment of a goddess...

... was Greek-born, to become the last person to rule Egypt as a 'pharaoh'. After she died, Egypt became a Roman province.

"...her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, 'Cleopatra' was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. 

"She had children by both 'Julius Caesar' and 'Mark Antony', two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends..."

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