Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 Historical & Period Movies Soon to Be Released

So I can't wait till 2011 because there are some amazing movies coming out and I thought I would share some of them with you that I thought you all may be interested in as well. Enjoy!

The Eagle
Theatrical Release Date:February 11, 2011

Starring:Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim
Director(s):Kevin Macdonald
Distributor(s):Film4, Focus Features
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for battle sequences and some disturbing images.)

In 140 AD, two men -- master and slave -- venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism...The Roman epic adventure 'The Eagle' stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell and is directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald.

20 years earlier, Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.
Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius' son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland -- to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty -- a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).
Here's a link to the video trailer:

Jane Eyre
Theatrical Release Date: March 2011

Starring: Mia Wasikowska and Micheel Fassbender

Plot:Mia Wasikowska ('Alice in Wonderland') and Michael Fassbender ('Inglourious Basterds') star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Joji Fukunaga ('Sin Nombre'). In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield Hall, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her – and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered...

Also starring Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins and Dame Judi Dench. 

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
Theatrical Release Date: May 20th 2011


Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise--this time in Disney Digital 3D. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love--or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

.The Three Musketeers
Theatrical Release Date:October 14, 2011

 Starring:Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew MacFadyen, Christoph Waltz
Director(s):Paul W.S. Anderson
Distributor(s):Summit Entertainment
MPAA Rating:Not Yet Rated


The Three Musketeers ride again in this three-dimensional revamp from Impact Pictures and writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil). Percy Jackson & the Olympians' Logan Lerman toplines as D'Artagnan, the brash young man who bands up with the famed trio (Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, and Ray Stevenson) to fight the corrupt the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Mads Mikkelsen and Milla Jovovich co-star in the Summit Entertainment production. - Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi


  1. I can't wait to see each of the movies you have listed! 2011 is going to be a great year for movies.

  2. Looks interesting. Any word on those three productions surrounding 1066 & Hastings?

  3. @Lisa

    I'm not sure I know what you're asking. :)


  4. I must admit, for as much as the Pirates movies glorify piracy, I'm a big fan of them. They're just such goofball fun! Looking forward to this 4th installment.

  5. @Taylor.

    Early last year, there were three movies under consideration that would chronicle the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Wondered if anyone else knew more, as I haven't heard anything else about them since this article:

  6. @Christine

    I love the Pirate movies but I'm a little disappointed that orlando bloom and kira knightly aren't in this one.


    Oh I actually haven't heard anything about that but I hope they do make a movie about the Battle of Hastings!