by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Milla Jovovich, the star of the Resident Evil franchise is in final talks to star in the upcoming movie In The Lost Lands, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is a fantasy-adventure based on short stories by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
The project will connect three female driven stories by Martin. Myriad, the company handling the worldwide sales of the film had the following press release to describe the movie:
In one thread, the desperate queen of a city built into a towering mountain hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich) to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands, to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf, but she doesn’t realize that the fulfillment of her wish will come at a terrible price.
Meanwhile, warrior girl Sharra must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds to reunite with her lost lover Kaydar. During this quest she meets the mysterious lord of a deserted castle, Laren Dorr, who seduces her so completely that she forgets her quest and stays with him, unaware that he is the real gatekeeper.
And in the futuristic tale Bitterblooms, a young barbarian girl gets spellbound by a lonely witch in a spacecraft, who shows her beauty and love, which turns out to be a net of lies and deceit.
Shameless actor Justin Chatwin is also signed onto the film. Director Constantin Werner wrote the screenplay and will helm the project as well.
I like the choice of Milla Jovovich. She works well as a strong female lead, as is evidenced by her work as Alice in the Resident Evil movies.And I can’t think of any other author who treats female characters as well as Martin. This is a pretty good combo that could mesh very well together. But I’m also a huge geek for GoT, so I’m a little biased.
Still, this sounds like a fun project. I can’t wait to see who else gets cast alongside Jovovich.