Everyone and his dog’s network seems to be going after some epic franchise or other. For the recently rebranded Esquire Network, the choice is one of the all-time classic epics – they have acquired ITV’s take on the story of Beowulf.
Judging from the first trailer for the series, it works really well. Check it out after the jump. Beowulf premieres on January 23rd.
Roger Zemeckis has created an amazing world in Beowulf – the CG adaptation of the epic poem we all suffered through in high school English. Here, though, we get a loose adaptation that assigns human motivations to the major players – including the decidedly inhuman Grendel and his mother. Does it work? Just often enough make the expensive 3D process worth it.