Fans of George R.R. Martin can now look beyond Westeros for their fantasy fix. While the fifth season of “Game Of Thrones” is headed to HBO this spring (check out the trailer), a new adventure from the author is gearing up for a big screen telling.
Milla Jovovich and Justin Chatwin will lead “In The Lost Lands,” a feature based on three of his short stories. This official blurb condenses what each thread of the triptych-shaped film will be about.
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.
Constantin Werner wrote and directed the film, which will shoot later this year. Maybe this trailer for his previous feature “The Pagan Queen” might shed some light on the filmmaker’s sensibilities. [THR]