The title There Be Dragons makes you think of two things: There Will Be Blood and incorrect grammar. OK, maybe we’re being a little harsh but there’s something missing that makes us wonder what it means. There Be Dragons is a feature film directed by two-time Academy Award winner Roland Joffe and stars Dougray Scott, Wes Bentley, and Derek Jacobi. Check out the theatrical poster and trailer below and hopefully you can find some answers…
THERE BE DRAGONS tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary.
The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).
There Be Dragons is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.
What do you think of the poster and trailer? Are you interested in seeing the film?