We pricked up our ears when we heard that Time Traveller the new Roland JoffÃ© film -yes him of The Mission and The Killingfields -was filmed in the South West.
It turns out the epic adventure, starring Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton with Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu, which will be released in the UK on Monday 25th April 2016 (available on major VOD platforms courtesy of Content Media, and on DVD through High Fliers) [according to the press release, obvs], was filmed in Portland Dorset (plus India and Pinewood Studios), not Devon or Cornwall.
But the seeds of the sweeping romantic adventure epic set across continents, history and time, had already been sown, plus we’d got our hands on the trailer.
Here’s the blurb:
Unfolding across multiple centuries and continents, this breathtaking epic time travels to 18th century India and beyond to tell a sweeping saga of treachery, betrayal, and love that defies all boundaries.
Josh Hartnett stars as present-day marine archaeologist Jay Fennel who, following a diving accident while rescuing his wife, is left brain-dead.
In his comatose dream state, Fennel is transported to India circa 1778, where a young British captain (also played by Hartnett) embarks on a life-threatening mission and a steamy romance with a female warrior (Bipasha Basu).
Writer and director Roland JoffÃ© was inspired to make Time Traveller after visiting India, and possibly watching a bit too much Brian Cox.
‘Flying back from India, I began to formulate a story about the way we relate to our past and how we relate to time,’ says Roland.
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