Vanikoro - Hoffman and Mortensen get Shipwrecked

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/843/843419p1.html

    Stars Get Shipwrecked
    Mortensen, Hoffman may be headed to Vanikoro.
    by IGN Staff

    US, January 3, 2008 - Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lord of the Rings veteran Viggo Mortensen are reportedly looking to star in the next film from French director Xavier Gens (Hitman).

    According to Bloody-Disgusting.com, Hoffman and Mortensen are "in talks" to star in Gens' Vanikoro, which the site says follows French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, who was wrecked on the eponymous island in 1788: "The ship Boussole was destroyed on a reef along with most of the crew. The second ship Astrolabe was also wrecked, but survivors salvaged enough to build a small ship and sailed away. Two survivors remained on the island into the early 1800's."

    As Wikipedia.org tells us, "It was not until 1826 that an Irish captain, Peter Dillon, found enough evidence to piece together the events of the tragedy. In Tikopia (one of the islands of Santa Cruz), he bought some swords he had reason to believe had belonged to La Pérouse." Wikipedia adds, "A group of men, probably the survivors of the Boussole, were massacred by the local inhabitants." The site says that the two survivors who were left behind were "a 'chief' and the other his servant," and that they survived "until 1823, three years before Dillon arrived."
     
  2. El Santo Registered

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    That sounds awesome.
     
  3. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Ahh, Viggo. :up:
     
  4. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    This sounds like Oscar stuff except for the director, Hope Viggo is gonna get his Aragorn on. :woot:
     
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    Viggo is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors these days. Sounds good to me.
     
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