Viciado em Cinema e TV (A Sequela) por Nuno Cargaleiro

Setembro 21 2006

 

Johnny Deep deseja, apesar de múltiplos atrasos, trazer o albúm gráfico "Rex Mundi" ao grande ecrân, acrescentando mais uma personagem misteriosa e mística ao seu já longo curriculo... Parece que ainda não desta, mas o projecto parece actualmente mais ou menos encarrilado.

 

Contudo, o que é "Rex Mundi", aqui fica um excerto sobre a publicação (que retirei deste site), de modo a colocar-vos a salivar e a desejar que este projecto veja finalmente a luz do dia!...

 

"It’s Paris in 1933 and there is something rotten in the city of Love.  Underneath L’Eglise de la Madeleine lies a secret cache of medieval manuscripts.  When one of the these goes missing he old priest entrusted with their care comes to his friend Dr. Saunière for help. 

 

The manuscript itself, aside from its age, seems to have very little value.  It is a treatise written by a Templar scribe in the mid-1200s on the tomb of Clovis II, the third monarch of the Merovingian dynasty, who was buried in Languedoc.  It is the manner of its theft that is interesting: removed from behind locked bars, with no sign of tampering, and only the odor of sandalwood and brimstone hanging in the air.  Father Marin jumps to the obvious conclusion: sorcery.

 

Naturally he cannot involve the Church.  He was entrusted with the secret manuscripts, and the Church’s investigative arm, the Inquisition, would surely defrock him.  Especially if they were to learn that the priest has shared the secret with his lover, a woman whom he had rescued from a life of prostitution, but who has now fallen back into her old ways.

 

Dr. Saunière agrees to help Father Marin – in part because of their old friendship – and in part because of simple curiosity.  He decides to confront Marie-Christiane—the once and current prostitute – at her place of employment:  a seedy hotel in the 13th arrondissement.  Unfortunately the doctor discovers her dead in her room.  Naked.  Murdered in some sort of ritual.

 

And so begins Image’s new comic series, Rex Mundi by Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson – an unusual comic.  What I failed to tell you in the synopsis is that this book is set in an alternate history – one in which the Reformation never happened.  Catholicism still rules Europe.  The Inquisition is still a powerful and feared arm of the Church.  Interestingly, the Guild of Sorcerers is also a power to be reckoned with, even though sorcery is frowned upon by the Church – at least officially."

publicado por Nuno Cargaleiro às 18:02
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