Alexander: Thanks to The LA Times, tons of new details about the upcoming epic drama, Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, and Rosario Dawson, are now online. Take a look at the details on what to expect from the epic...
- A staggering 20,000 costumes have been designed. The film's armorers created 9,000 arrows, 3,000 shields, 3,000 swords, 4,000 bows, 200 cavalry lances and 350 axes and club.
- Producer John Kilik says "In Morocco, we had close to 1,000 soldiers provided as extras by the army. We have a crew of about 120 here in London, but in Morocco it was up to about 500. We had 2,000 people, and 120 horses. We'd have two units going, one with five cameras, the other with three, and Oliver going back and forth"
- Farrell speaks on-screen in a softer version of his own strong Irish accent and many of the actors cast as his allies are Irish or English. This was deliberate policy on Stone's part: "These men were Macedonians, not cultivated Greeks, and it seemed to me they occupied a similar position that the Irish and Scots did to the
English in the British Empire"
- Stone says:"One thing that comes out in this film is that the Olympic gods start to lose their hold on man. Mankind goes toward Christianity, that comes 300, 400 years later, but men start to look for personal salvation as opposed to the Olympic gods, who weren't enough. Alexander shows you that man can do it, become the highest reflection of gods".
- One scene shot in London was the entry into Babylon of Alexander and his Macedonian comrades, who are greeted warmly. But a member of the city's ruling family is concerned about how they will be treated by these invaders, and Alexander speaks to her reassuringly. The set is described as "a huge space
with pillars, columns, fountains and real hanging plants, imported from Holland. The costumes of the extras, representing half a dozen nationalities, are so vivid that at first glance it can give one a sense of visual overload".
- Below is the photo with the article courtesy of Alexander Rumor Control, the first shot of the one scene Colin Farrell and his 'mother' Angelina Jolie share in the film told through flashback.