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Tarsem’s DAWN OF WAR to hit theaters on 11/11/11

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 30th, 2010

One of the more underrated films of the past few years is director Tarsem’s last film, THE FALL.

A rather stellar film, it has left me craving something new from this director, which is not that far off according to Production Weekly.

The outlet tweeted (via The Playlist) this afternoon that Tarsem’s upcoming film, DAWN OF WAR, has received a release date, and will hit theaters on Veteran’s Day 2011, or 11/11/11 as it will most likely be shown in marketing materials.

The film has been described as “Caravaggio meets FIGHT CLUB,” which itself is quite interesting, and will feature a cast including Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, and Frieda Pinto.  DAWN will follow a young man, Theseus, as he attempts to battle the evil Titans, along with the help of a group of immortal Greek Gods.

The film shoots next week in Montreal, and the studio is staying mum on the possibility of it being shot in 3D.  Personally, if there is a filmmaker that I would like to see go into 3D it’s Tarsem, hands down.  He’s got such an amazing visual style, which could only be aided by the format.  I dislike 3D on a conceptual level, but if it’s here to stay, this is one film that I would pay to see in 3D.  While the story sounds pretty similar to CLASH OF THE TITANS, I give the benefit of the doubt to Tarsem, so overall, I’m quite excited to see what he can do within this world.

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  • michaeltoussaint

    Tarsem can take a similar concept to something else and make it into his own piece of gold. THE FALL never did get enough attention, and yet, that surreal tale was more real than most films. I am certainly looking forward to this new film and know that Tarsem will make it something special. :)

  • Josh Brunsting

    Agreed 100%. I have really dug a lot of Tarsem's work, even his music videos like the amazing Losing My Religion video for REM. THE FALL is indeed a truly fantastic film, and really, as cliche and overdone as this story sounds, the idea of Tarsem getting his hands on it is really exciting.

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  • michaeltoussaint

    Tarsem can take a similar concept to something else and make it into his own piece of gold. THE FALL never did get enough attention, and yet, that surreal tale was more real than most films. I am certainly looking forward to this new film and know that Tarsem will make it something special. :)

  • Josh Brunsting

    Agreed 100%. I have really dug a lot of Tarsem's work, even his music videos like the amazing Losing My Religion video for REM. THE FALL is indeed a truly fantastic film, and really, as cliche and overdone as this story sounds, the idea of Tarsem getting his hands on it is really exciting.

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