The Rising Hawk (2019)
Whilst it's billed as a historical epic based on real events, it's important to understand that the latter description applies only in a loose sense. The film was already been attacked for inaccuracy, which is not altogether fair - like its Scottish counterpart Braveheart, it's actually adapted from a historical novel - Ivan Franko's Zakhar Berkut, previously filmed by Leonid Osyka in 1972 - which...
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The Rising Hawk takes place during the 13th Century. Zakhar Berkut, who is played by Robert Patrick, and his wife Rada (Alison Doody) lead a group of highlanders in the Carpathian Mountains during this time, which begins as peaceful. Unfortunately, their tranquil existence is soon threatened by Burunda Khan (Tsegmid Tserenbold), a powerful Mongolian general
Three Ukrainian titles have secured international distribution deals for sales outfit Film.UA Distribution at the virtual Cannes market.
Los Angeles-based Trade Media has picked up Sergii Chebotarenko’s sports drama Pulse for France, francophone Europe, and Africa. Natalia Babenko stars as a young runner with Olympic ambitions who suffers a major accident but fights to make her dream a reality.
In addition, Eagle Pictures has acquired historical epic The Rising Hawk and animated feature The Stolen Princess for Italy.
Akhtem Seitablayev and John Wynn’s The Rising Hawk
Based on the novella Zakhar Berkut by classical Ukrainian author Ivan Franko, the movie features a large international cast from Ukraine, the U.S., the U.K., Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
The cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Sin City), Poppy Drayton (Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid) and Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill).
Directed by Akhtem Seitablaev and John Wynn, Rising ...
The story is set in 1241 Ad, and it "follows a rebellious Ukrainian villager who, after losing his mother in a vicious attack by the relentless Mongols, must join his father (Patrick) to unite 500 of their fellow villagers and fight against a 10,000-strong Mongolian Army."
That sounds like it has the makings of an epic film. It will be directed by Akhten Seitablaev and John Wynn from a script written by Yaroslav Voitseshek and Richard Ronat. The plan is to shoot the film in Ukraine later this year.
Patrick currently stars in the CBS series Scorpion and it's always great to see him land a good movie gig like this!
The pic was written by Yaroslav Voitseshek and Richard Ronat and will shoot in Ukraine later this year. Jeff Rice, Raja Collins, Egor Olesov and Yuriy Karnovsky are producing.
Patrick, on his Scorpion summer hiatus, is already filming Richard Bates Jr.’s horror pic Tone Deaf alongside Silicon Valley‘s Amanda Crew. It marks the first film in a multi-year suspense/thriller genre slate deal between Circle of Confusion, Lightning Entertainment and Hindsight Media.
Patrick is repped by The Coronel Group,
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