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Imagine TV and Showtime are teaming to develop the period drama series epic "Conquest" about the fall of the Aztec empire says Deadline.
Set in Mexico in the early part of the 16th century, the story will deal with the complicated strategic battles and rivalry between between Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Moctezuma II, the final ruler of the empire.
"Star Trek" scribe Hans Beimler will serve as consultant on the project which was initially planned as a feature but will now become a series. Showtime certainly has experience in lavish period dramas with shows such as "The Tudors" and "The Borgias". »
- Garth Franklin
Ron Howard of Imagine TV and Showtime's David Nevins have teamed up to develop Conquest, a period drama centering on the conflict between Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Moctezuma II, the last ruler of the Aztec empire. Oscar-winner Howard is attached to direct the series, which will be scripted by the Oscar-nominated writer Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries). Howard and Rivera will also executive produce the project alongside Brian Grazer. Hit the jump for more on Howard's passion project. Deadline reports that Conquest will tell the story of Spain's conquest of Mexico and the futile resistance of Moctezuma II and his army. Historical accounts of the conquest suggest complicated games of cat and mouse between the Spanish military man and the emperor of the New World, which should make for rich storytelling. The show is described as “a classic war story about two powerful men and their people ultimately leading »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Showtime entertainment president David Nevins is getting back in business with his former company Imagine TV in a big way. Showtime has put in development Conquest, a sweeping period drama that has been a passion project of Imagine principal Ron Howard. Oscar-winner Howard is attached to direct Conquest, which will be written by Oscar-nominated scribe Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries). Conquest, from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV’s cable division Fox21, tells the story of famed Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes, who led the Spanish conquest in Mexico, and his clash with Moctezuma II, the last ruler of the Aztec Empire which fell at the hands of Cortes and his men. Filled with blood, lust, gold, magic and mythology, Conquest is described as “a classic war story about two powerful men and their people ultimately leading to the destruction of the Aztec culture and the men themselves.” Imagine »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
3 items from 2012
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