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The rest of the interview can be read using the link below. Enjoy!
Kit Harington says not knowing how ‘Game of Thrones’ will end is amazing
Ready to see Kit Harington play a different kind of unlikely hero? Only this time, there are no dragons, dire wolves, or White Walkers in sight.
The “Game of Thrones” star has a key role in “Brimstone,” the bleak, violent and uncompromising Western from Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. The film slowly, over the course of four in-film “chapters,” unveils the grim circumstances in which a young, mute frontier midwife and mother (Dakota Fanning) finds herself the target of an obsessed and unrelenting fire-and-brimstone preacher (Guy Pearce). Harington plays Samuel, a wounded cowboy running from trouble, who receives shelter from the 14-year-old Liz (Emilia Jones) and leaves a lasting mark on the girl as her life descends into horror.
Once again, Harington treads into territory that unflinchingly explores violence, brutality, and their aftereffects, much like the HBO fantasy series he’s best known for. After wrapping filming on the upcoming seventh season, he admits that he’s still marveling on how the show has moved forward so strongly, without a new volume in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire” series to shape it.
Moviefone: “Brimstone” is quite an amazing piece of filmmaking, and I imagine it was a very easy “yes” for you to get involved. But what were the specific motivators for you? What were the things you saw in the character and in the story that really got you excited creatively?
Kit Harington: I’ll be honest: I read the script a while before I joined it. Then, as sometimes happens, the role went to someone else. It went to Robert Pattinson. I kind of put it to bed in my head. Then whatever happened happened, and I came aboard very late.
I think first and foremost, I really wanted this role from the get-go because the script was so strong. It was so interesting. It was so surreal. It wasn’t really specific to any kind of genre.
Unfortunately the video cannot be embedded but the link to the video can be found here. Should it appear elsewhere and it includes a code to embed I will edit the post. Brimstone will be released in the US on March 10th and will also be available to buy and download on iTunes
A trailer for the films release in France on March 22nd has been released and it features new clips of Kit along with other footage not previously seen. The poster that was uploaded last week has been updated with a higher quality version
I have added the new poster for Brimstone along with 2 new stills from it to the gallery. Some of the others already uploaded have been replaced with higher quality versions
More new stills from Brimstone have been added to the gallery including the official poster used at TIFF and Venice Film Festival. The film is scheduled for release in The Netherlands on January 12 and the USA in March 2017. No information for other countries has been released yet but will be sure to post when that changes
A new still featuring Kit from Brimstone has been released. Click on the picture to view the full sized version in the gallery
A first look clip of Kit as Samuel in Brimstone has been released. Brimstone will premiere in Venice tomorrow and again at TIFF where it has been chosen as a special presentation
It has been announced that Brimstone has also been chosen to screen at the Venice Film Festival which takes place from August 31 – September 10. Following that announcement the first official still from the film featuring Kit as his character Samuel and Joanna (Emilia Jones) was published online. Click on the link below to see the full image
The organisers at the Toronto International Film Festival announced this morning that Brimstone has been chosen as one of a numberof films to be given a Special Presentation at the festival in September. Congratulations to all cast and crew!