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Sean Bean in a medieval drama series? What will they think of next!

The Game of Thrones actor has found a new scheming medieval family to navigate, except the twist is not that he’s going to die (though that may very well happen) but that Bean is playing the descendent of a character played by his Game of Thrones son, Richard Madden. Madden had starred in the first season of the Netflix historical anthology series, Medici: Masters of Florence, which followed the titular wealthy family in 15th century Florence. Now Bean will play his descendent in the second season, Medici: The Magnificent, which takes place20 years after the first season at the heart of the Renaissance.

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Five New ‘Immortals’ Posters

There are five new character posters for Tarsem‘s Immortals, which tells a very Clash of the Titans-style story. These images dramatically play up the sort of imagery that became the accepted mainstream way of envisioning burly ancient warriors thanks to 300, but if you look at the actual stills for the film you’ll see the style is a lot more restrained. Tarsem’s strength has always been his visual sense — even when he was egregiously borrowing from other artists, so I’m hoping these posters are merely a ploy to capture the attention of an audience the studio thinks is attuned to 300. Read More »