Genre: Action / adventure
Director: Lee Tamahori.
Script: Michael Thomas, Jeffrey Hatcher
Release Date: ????
Johanna ‘Of Ghent’ (Sophie Cookson), a feisty and daring 21-year-old infiltrates the court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Adrien Brody) to avenge the death of her father at a time when the emperor is struggling to hold together a fragmented empire in a world of wealth, debauchery, intrigue and treason.
Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody playing legendary Emperor Charles V, with Paz Vega as Queen Mary of Hungary, Oliver Platt as Pope Clement VII, Bill Skarsgard as Philip II of Spain, Eddie Marsan as Martin Luther, Sophie Cookson as Johanna and with as German superstar Thomas Kretschmann and movie legend Rutger Hauer also in the stellar cast.
Is currently in post-production and the release date is unknown for problems with the production company. The film has been completed and is in post production since 2015.
CHARACTER PHOTOS FROM EMPEROR:
Adrien Brody as the legendary Emperor Charles V.
LEE TAMAHORI’S EMPEROR is an action epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy Roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father by infiltrating his royal court. It happens in a world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason in which Charles V is trying to hold together a fragmented empire… it’s the 16th century revisited!
Charles V was a Duke of Burgundy and Holy Roman Emperor who ruled a massive Empire in which the sun never set including the Spanish Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Habsburg Netherlands and extensive territories in western, central, and southern Europe, and the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Asia where he sanctioned the conquest by Castillian conquistadors of the Aztec and Inca empires. Although the four decades of his rule were marked by many wars (mostly against France, German princes and the Ottoman Sultan) in the end he abdicated in order to live and then die in a monastery instead on a battle field.
Filming and behind the scenes:
EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Films has set Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas to star in “Unchained”, a Reservoir Dogs-style thriller that begins production November 14 with Paul Solet (Grace) directing his script.
They play career criminals who trap themselves in a warehouse with the law closing in, and run into the attack dog named DeNiro. The tale is told in an a series of intertwining narratives that explore the love, fear and conditioning and all the wrong turns that have put them in the dog house, fighting for their lives.
Ori Pfeffer and Alexandra Dinu have also been set. The film’s produced by Yariv Lerner, Les Weldon, Milos Djukelic, Rick Benattar, Raphael Swann, Victor Shapiro, and David Gardner and Principato-Young. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Mark Gill, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Beth Bruckner O’Brien are the exec producers. Brody, Banderas and Solet are agented by Paradigm, and Malkovich is repped by Omni Artists. Solets managed by Principato-Young.