By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures
If you haven't ever noticed, upcoming actor Gerard Butler has one hell of a fan base. Don't believe me? Take a look at this poll we held some months back. Due to the large, well, attraction to Gerard Butler, we knew it would be foolish of us to pass up the chance to post the latest poster for his upcoming film Beowulf & Grendel.
Beowulf & Grendel Movie Poster
Some time ago the first version of the feature poster for Beowulf & Grendel crossed our mailbox and we were so unimpressed that we decided to hold out and hope for something better. Fortunately, Arclight Films has recently released the second poster for the film and it looks pretty dang solid.
An epic tale based on the famous Old English poem, "Beowulf," which inspired Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". The medieval adventure, part fable, part horror story is loosely based on the 9th century Anglo-Saxon poem, "Beowulf," telling the blood-soaked tale of a Norse hero's battle with a great and murderous troll.
Venting a life long grudge against the men who killed his father, monstrous troll Grendel embarks on a murderous campaign against a Danish settlement whose besieged king beseeches the aid of legendary warrior Beowulf.
New Poster for Beowulf & Grendel
Old Poster for Beowulf & Grendel
When Grendel returns to wreak his nightly slaughter in the king's great hall, Beowulf and his band of monster slayers are ready and waiting. But the sly troll evades his ambushers by fleeing into his labyrinthine cave and Beowulf resorts to an ignoble trick, luring him out with hostage Selma, a town outcast who strangely doesn't fear Grendel and who shares with the creature a mysterious congress. When Beowulf slays the vengeful troll in a grisly, bloody engagement, Selma mourns while the others rejoice. However, the revelry is short lived as Grendel's mother, the even more terrifying Sea Hag begets her own revenge.
Gerard Butler can also be seen in the upcoming film 300.
Beowulf & Grendel comes to theatres some time in spring 2006.