magical swords and murder mystery

Promos for The Last Legion and The Walker

It is TIME OF HEROES. The END OF AN EMPIRE. The… Oh, sorry… got carried away with Trailer Voice, there. But then, that’s also a problem for the new fantasy action epic The Last Legion, which, in aiming to tell the “real” story behind the King Arthur/sword in the stone legends, trots out just about every possible cliché.

Like recent attempts at fantasy epics such as Eragon, The Last Legion rounds up an eclectic cast including a few traditional Brits (Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley), an intriguing actress (Aishwarya Rai) and a kid (Thomas Sangster) in the tale of the last emperor of Rome, who goes on a quest to find a sword of great power. Yeah, we’ve heard the story before too.

Watch the trailer here and if you end up taking a drink of your favourite tipple every time you hear or see a Standard Epic Movie Element, don’t blame us if your liver explodes.

On a very different scale is Paul Schrader’s latest stint at writing and directing. The Walker – which arrives in cinemas this August – follows a male escort (Woody Harrelson), who services the rich and powerful ladies of Washington DC. But when one of his clients becomes involves in a murder, and he tries to help, he finds that life suddenly gets very difficult.

You can find the trailer at the official site here. Just click “Watch” to see it.

source:(Yahoo) (Pathe)