The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
|The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jonathan Newman|
by G. P. Taylor
|Music by||Fernando Velázquez|
|Country||United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium|
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a 2014 British fantasy adventure film starring Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headey, Ioan Gruffudd, Keeley Hawes, Tristan Gemmill, and Aneurin Barnard in the title role and directed by Jonathan Newman. It is the first in what is intended to be a film franchise, and was written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, based upon the novel Mariah Mundi by G. P. Taylor.
Mariah Mundi has no choice but to unite with the enigmatic Will Charity when his family is kidnapped by an unknown enemy. Their adventure leads them to the mysterious and majestic Prince Regent, a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island at the furthest reach of the Empire. Mariah, with the help of Sacha must unravel the secrets of the island to find the truth behind the disappearance of his family, and prevent Otto Luger from getting his hands on the mystical and powerful Midas Box.
- Michael Sheen as Captain Will Charity - The character Captain Jack Charity, (as it appears in the original G. P. Taylor novel) is reported to be in part inspired by the restaurant owning adventurer and founder of Heroes Welcome UK, Major (Ret) John Senior MBE TD
- Sam Neill as Otto Luger
- Lena Headey as Monica
- Mella Carron as Sacha
- Ioan Gruffudd as Charles Mundi
- Keeley Hawes as Catherine Mundi
- Aneurin Barnard as Mariah Mundi
- Tristan Gemmill as Isambard Black
- Daniel Wilde as Cleavy
- Xavier Atkins as Felix Mundi
- Vincenzo Pellegrino as Grendel
- Oliver Stark as Glocky
- Ian Reddington as Ratchit
- Ross O'Hennessy as Team Member
- Paul Lavers as Mr Dunne
- Brian Nickels as Grimm
The film was released in 2014. The film was produced by London- and Los Angeles-based production company Entertainment Motion Pictures.
Filming took place in sound stages and locations throughout the South West of England including St Michael's Mount, Bristol, Bath, Charlestown Harbour, Kidderminster Town railway station, and Lacock Abbey.
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