The Last Duel film has been predicted to be released in November 2021. This film tells about treason and revenge, perpetrated by the French in the 14th century.
Inspired by the epic events recorded in history, found in bEric Jager’s interesting 2004 book, entitled “The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France,”. Ridley Scott also delivered a storyline for the big screen for audiences who like this genre.
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Not many know that when Eric Jager wrote his book, he spent up to 10 years to trace, translate and research centuries-old historical records – from chronicles, legal records, and property deeds to military receipts, architectural plans and historical maps.
“I found some documents contain errors or omissions. I’ve also come across documents that have been entirely ignored or have been mentioned only in very obscure places and that doesn’t seem to be part of what historians and scholars know about the case,said Jager.
He also found facts about Marguerite that were different from those circulating in the community.
Curious about this, he too made many trips to the Normandy region, where he visited the castle which was the residence of the Jean de Carrouges family, the royal palace where the Parliament gathered which witnessed the request for a duel and the Saint-Martin des Champs (an old convent refitted to host the duel itself). ).
Jager was even able to view the original handwritten legal records of the testimony, which were very well preserved. He also thinks that duels are part of the lives of people living in the Normandy region, and there are even festivals.
As for Jager’s book, it was praised for its very detailed description of this legendary event and it caught my attention Matt Damonwho immediately saw it as something of cinematic potential and envisioned Ridley Scott taking over.
Scott is a respected filmmaker and has collected many critically acclaimed films across all styles and genres, Scott’s films are recognized as films that excite and move audiences’ feelings and emotions, starting with “Alien”, “Blade Runner” and “Gladiators” to “Thelma & Louise” and “American Gangsters.”
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