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    THE ORDER OF THE SEVEN (2013)

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    Brian T

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    THE ORDER OF THE SEVEN (2013)

    Post  Brian T on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:18 am

    Stumbled across this news via Variety:
    http://www.showblitz.com/2012/02/ronan-slotted-in-order.html
    Apparently, THE ORDER OF THE SEVEN was originally envisioned as one of many SNOW WHITE reboots planned for 2012-13, albeit with a kung-fu bent. The only real news here is that they're downplaying and/or removing the explicit SNOW WHITE elements in to avoid comparisons with the other pictures, but the concept is nonetheless intriguing:

    Ronan would play Olivia Sinclair, a British expat in 19th century Hong Kong, who seeks the protection of a centuries old group of warriors, now a jaded group of outlaws. After the reemergence of an ancient evil empress, Sinclair helps the warriors reclaim their destiny and noble roots.

    At least the setting and time period justify the casting of a caucasian actress—and a pretty good one at that—in a key role, rather than a FORBIDDEN KINGDOM-style indulgence to western viewers who need a more identifiable in-point to their "exotic" adventures in the far east (or, as one of the commenters on the AVClub's re-spinning of Variety's item amusing called it, "What We Need is a Honky Orientalism", though he was referring to this film, which seems a bit premature . . . ). Smile


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