timespace coordinates: 922 A.D Kievan Rus’ > Scandinavia
The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on Michael Crichton‘s novel Eaters of the Dead, which is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf combined with Ahmad ibn Fadlan‘s historical account of the Volga Vikings. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, as well as Diane Venora and Omar Sharif. It was directed by John McTiernan. Crichton directed some reshoots uncredited. (wiki)
“Atmospheric, great sets and costumes, but thin plot.” (rt)
Ibn Fadlān and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North
timespace coordinates: 2010’s Cambodia
Jailbreak (Khmer : ការពារឧក្រិដ្ឋជន) is a 2017 Cambodian martial arts action film directed by Jimmy Henderson. It was released in its home country in January 2017 and made available on Netflix in May 2018.
The cast features Dara Our, Cambodian female MMA champion Tharoth Sam, French-Cambodian stuntman Jean-Paul Ly, and former adult star Céline Tran (AKA Katsuni), making her action film debut. The film highlights the Cambodian martial art of bokator and also features slapstick humor. (wiki)
The Domestics is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic horror film directed and written by Mike P. Nelson. The film stars Kate Bosworth, and Tyler Hoechlin.
timespace coordinates: 1933 San Francisco / 1869 TexasThe Lone Ranger is a 2013 American western action comedy directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio. Based on the radio series of the same name, the film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the narrator of the events, and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger. It relates Tonto’s memories of the duo’s earliest efforts to subdue local villainy and bring justice to the American Old West. It is the first theatrical film featuring the Lone Ranger and Tonto characters in the more than 32 years following William A. Fraker‘s 1981 film, The Legend of the Lone Ranger.
Johnny Depp’s make-up and costume were inspired by artist Kirby Sattler’s painting “I am Crow.”
The film was originally supposed to have a plot focusing more on supernatural elements and Native American mysticism. This mainly would’ve taken the form of werewolves, which would’ve explained the silver bullets. However, this draft was supposedly part of the initial 250 million dollar proposal that Disney quickly cancelled after John Carter (2012) underperformed. When the project was revamped to meet Disney’s approval, it came more in line with the current script. (read more: Trivia)
“nature is indeed out of balance”
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spacetime coordinates: Amazon rainforest, West Indies 1538Amazon rainforest, 1538. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor sends a group of Spanish soldiers to the new continent to locate Teziutlan, a legendary city created with gold, to claim it to the Spanish Empire. imdb