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08 January 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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It’s been described by one of its stars - the godlike Jason Flemyng - as a “medieval Seven Samurai”. It’s got Paul Giamatti, in pure Shoot ‘Em Up snarling-villain mode, facing off against the noble and true James Purefoy. And, despite its low-budget trappings, it promises to be that rarest of things: a gritty and compelling British action flick.

It is, of course, Ironclad, and we have the first official still from the Jonathan English-directed movie, showing Purefoy as the heroic Marshall, wielding a sword in suitably manly fashion.

And what a sword it is, too. Bloody hell, just look at the size of that thing! It's bigger than he is... And hopefully it's the capper to a Crocodile Dundee-style 'that's not a sword, this is a sword' dialogue exchange.

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well... should see my 2H scottish claymore - now THAT's a big sword... By the way More

Posted by amerelium at 11:26 on 12 January 2010 | Report This Post

looks like he just committed the worlds worst abortion. More

Posted by the_1dude at 17:45 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

Whoa, that's one massive sword! Could be a intresting one, Purefoy vs Giamatti? Bring it on! I do like a bit of medievil stuff that has a great story, amazing cast and something to truely believe in. Looking out for this one, not doubt about it. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 17:19 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

I really hope those are chunks of scalp and hair stuck to it, as well. More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 16:53 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

That is one BIG chopper he's holding! More

Posted by chharvey at 13:22 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

Bloody Hell
That's one big chopper! Purefoy's positively bad-ass More

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Bloody Hell
That's one big chopper! Purefoy's positively bad-ass More

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