Last time we saw anything from the film Ironclad, in which Paul Giamatti plays King John as the monarch attempts to violently preserve his power after the signing of the Magna Carta, we were looking at a hastily-assembled ‘trailer’ culled from the first couple weeks of shooting.

Now there is a full UK trailer for the film, which shows Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox and James Purefoy all in their best, angriest moments.
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Ironclad Movie Trailer

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After the break lurks the first trailer for Ironclad, comprising un-polished footage from only the first 2 weeks of shooting and originating as a Cinematical exclusive. You can also see a BBC video report from the set that, while considerably less intense and graphic shows just as much mud and medieval might.

Jonathan English‘s film stars Paul Giamatti as big, bad King John and Jason Flemyng, William Moseley and Robert Carlyle as some of the good guys, with Kate Mara as one of the good gals. Her action is revisionism, sure, but healthy revisionism.

English previously directed Minotaur, a myth-infused B-movie with a starring role for Tom Hardy and a cameo from Ingrid Pitt… so, why haven’t I seen it exactly?
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Paul Giamatti Wears England’s Crown in Ironclad

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Months ago, there was word that a film called Ironclad was brewing, which would be an “ultra-violent medieval action thriller” about a Templar Knight who, with a small entourage, successfully withstood a siege by King John of England, younger brother of Richard the Lionheart. Reports had suggested that Paul Giamatti might play King John; now we know they were right, and we’ve got other cast details as well. Read More »

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