I’m a huge film nerd but my education was in History, and the era I have a particular interest in is British Naval History at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Basically, put a good actor at the helm of a frigate and I am good to go.
So when I saw that there is a Horatio Nelson biopic in development, I got a little excited.
> Warner Bros. has set up the biopic “Love and Glory,” about British Naval officer Lord Horatio Nelson.
> Peter Woodward is on board to pen the script.
> Nelson made a name for himself while fighting Napoleon’s forces on the Mediterranean — and for engaging in a scandalous love affair with Lady Emma Hamilton.
> Gianni Nunnari is producing, with newly promoted creative exec Cate Adams overseeing for the studio.
Exciting stuff for a history nerd like me. Hopefully the movie is good (I only know Woodward as an actor, not a writer) and there is a long way to go until we actually see something. The other thing is that these kinds of films often don’t do amazingly. _Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World_ for example is a great movie that ended up under-performing at the box office.
Only time will tell, but for right now count me as excited.