The chaps over at Cinematical have released the first footage from Ironclad which is still filming over in Wales. We had our first image of James Purefoy swinging the biggest sword (a real one you dirty minded people) in the world last week and this footage sites nicely alongside it. I do struggle when I see Mackenzie Crook to not think of him in the office playing a serious role firing arrows at people but I think that’s my issue. The movie also stars The movie stars Richard Attenborough, Robert Carlyle, Bob Hoskins, Pete Postlethwaite, Brian Cox, William Moseley, Jason Flemyng,  Kate Mara and is directed by Jonathan English.

Cinematical: This footage is from the first two weeks of filming, so it’s pretty rough, the soundtrack is temporary, and it was filmed prior to pre-Paul Giamatti being cast as King John. But there’s still an impressive level of carnage on display, and everything remotely sharp or heavy is being wielded in defence of Rochester Castle. There’s no slick choreography, it’s just white-knuckle, balls-to-the wall medieval warfare. They still found room for a few explosions, though. Remember, King John used pig fat to melt the walls, so there was definitely a lot of falling stone during this siege.

Check out the footage below. The movie is slated to be out at some point 2010 but we still don’t know when. Head over to Cinematical for more info.

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