Milla Jovovich to Star in George R.R. Martin's 'In the Lost Lands'
While fans are patiently waiting for the fifth season of HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" to arrive in April, some more writing from author George R.R. Martin is in the process of heading to the screen. THR reports In the Lost Lands will adapt a few short stories written by Martin, all of them focusing on female lead characters. Milla Jovovich is in final talks to take one of the role with "Shameless" star Justin Chatwin on board the film as well. As for directing, that responsibility falls on German filmmaker Constantin Werner (The Pagan Queen) who adapted the short stories for the screen himself. Read on!
Here's the short summary of the three stories making up the film:
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.
All three of the stories are interconnected, so this is bound to have a bit of a "Game of Thrones" feel in the storytelling. As of now the plan is to begin production in Germany sometime later this year. Of course, this is another film being sold at the European Film Market in Berlin this week, so there's a chance we may not hear about it again for awhile. But considering how much people love "Game of Thrones," there could be a lot of appeal here to audiences around the world. Then again, Milla Jovovich hasn't really made the best choices when it comes to quality movies, so it's a toss up as to whether we should be excited about this.