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Kenneth Branagh Set to Direct Live-Action Gargoyles Movie

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Renowned Northern Ireland filmmaker Sir Kenneth Branagh has signed on to direct a new live-action Gargoyles movie, the Belfast Telegraph is reporting. The upcoming feature film will be based on the animated 1990s television series of the same name.

The live-action movie has been widely anticipated since the original show concluded. A concept was originally created for a feature film adaptation, but was latter scrapped, after the series concluded. Then in 2011, the writing team of David Elliot and Paul Lovett (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) was hired to pen a new script for the movie.

The Gargoyles series, which premiered in 1994, ran for three seasons, with a total of 78 episodes. The show was renamed Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles in its final season.

The television series featured a clan of the titular gargoyles as heroes who were transplanted from the 10th century to the modern day. Back in the middle ages, most of the clan was killed. However, Goliath and a small group of other gargoyles are cursed to be frozen in stone until their castle somehow reaches above the clouds.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardello
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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