A new trailer and poster for two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffe’s (The Killing Fields) There Be Dragons have debuted online. Featuring a solid cast that includes Charlie Cox (Stardust), Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), There Be Dragons follows investigative journalist Robert Torres (Scott) as he attempts to uncover secrets from his father’s (Bentley) overlapping, and super-secretive, past.
As for the trailer, it showcases a bombastic score and beautiful cinematography coupled with what looks to be convincing turns from all sides (especially Bentley and Scott). To check it out along with the poster and full synopsis, hit the jump. There Be Dragons opens later this year on May 6th.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the full synopsis for There Be Dragons:
Starring Charlie Cox (STARDUST), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE), Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi (GLADIATOR), Dougray Scott (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II) and Rodrigo Santoro (300), THERE BE DRAGONS tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).
As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaría’s life and Manolo’s mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.
Finally, here’s the poster [click to enlarge]: