Brendan Fraser and Anna Paquin aiming to star in William Tell 3D

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I haven’t even told you much about this film and from the title, you can already tell the odds are against this film being worthwhile.  First, it stars Brendan Fraser, and even though he seems like one of the nicest guys around, the guy has starred in some of the worst movies to ever hit the big screen.  Second, the film has “3D” in the title.  If recent history has shown us anything, any movie that has “3D” in the actual title is sure to be a gimmick-filled movie.  But anyway, the news here is that Brendan Fraser is going to be playing the legendary hero William Tell in the new film WILLIAM TELL: 3D.  If everything goes as planned, Anna Paquin will play his wife and Til Schweiger will play Tell’s nemesis Gessler.  As a recap of the legend of William Tell, here’s the official synopsis from the press release:

In the legend, Tell just can’t leave well enough alone.  The local potentate of the Hapsburg monarch, Hermann Gessler forces Tell to shoot the apple because he refused to bow before Gessler’s hat, erected in a town square.  Tell succeeds in cleanly (and safely) cleaving the fruit and wins his and his son’s freedom.  But Gessler asks Tell why he had two arrows is his quiver, and Tell replies he was going to shoot Gessler with the second if he’d missed.  Tell’s defiance of Gessler ignited an uprising against the Austrian government which led to the formation of Switzerland.   If confirmed, Paquin will play Zora, Tell’s wife and Schweiger will play Gessler.

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