Scarlet Pimpernel Set For Big Screen

October 13, 2010 by  
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is back – well, in cinematic form that is. It has been announced that Baroness Emmuska Orczy’s famous literary character, who arguably set the trend for future masked super heroes, is due for a new adaptation by Fairbanks Productions.

The first stories of Sir Percy Blakeney were written in 1905 and charted his double life of aristocratic opulence and brave daring-do in saving men from the guillotine during a particularly bloody spell in the French Revolution.

Empire has published rumours that the series will be dealt with in a similar manner to Guy Ritchie’s recent adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

It is currently thought that Neil Jackson (Quantum of Solace) will win the title role.

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