I always remember the day about 7 years ago whilst working at Zakynthos Airport (Greece) I sat with old middle upper class gentleman ex-soldier who told me all about the fascinating stories about World War 2. If you wanted to here about a true action movie which was also sad this man was the man you wanted to listen to, I’m not an army person but building the right momentum even the worse things in the world can sound super. Stories of true hero’s, brave lads puttting their lives in the firing line to destroy or capture something for the war cause. If you could I would have sat for hours listening to those stories or as he called them rip-roaring yarn but I couldn’t and if your a sucker for those rip-roaring yarns AGE OF HEROS will be right up your alley.
This weekend Metrodome released the world War 2 action war adventure set in 1944 9 years before Ian Fleming wrote the first James Bond Novel Casino Royale where he was a British Naval Intelligence Officer handed control of an elite squad known as the 30 Commando Unit. The author was the man giving the responsibility of training the sqaudron and through this there mission sensitive enemy intelligence materials, the squadron is probably the templete for modern day SAS.
The movie is based on a true story with Adrian Vitoria, directing the movie along with a few familar faces including Sean Bean (Games Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings),Danny Dyer (Football Factory),Izabella Miko,(Clash Of The Titans)and James D’Arcy( Master & Commander) as Ian Fleming.
The movie is on a limited release in UK & Ireland and to celebrate the movies cinematic release as well as upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of the movie on June 13th Metrodome have sent us a clip from the movie . Also below is a short video interview with Sean Bean.
Website with information on Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando Unit.
AGE OF HEROES is an action-packed British thriller based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando during World War II – an inspiration for the modern day SAS. The 30 Commando were one of the most respected, secretive and exclusive Special Forces regiments formed during the Second World War.
Ambushed deep behind enemy lines in WW2, the young British corporal Rains (DANNY DYER) fearlessly leads his men out of danger. But his rogue attitude costs him, and he’s sent to an allied military prison for insubordination. When the highly esteemed Captain Jones (SEAN BEAN) shows up, Rains’ bravado and raw display of fighting skills impress Jones enough to recruit him for his commando unit.
After weeks of mentally intense and physically gruelling training ops where Jones tests his men to their breaking point, they are quickly assigned their first mission; to parachute into occupied Norway and capture a deadly new radar technology from the Germans. But as they get near the drop-zone, the newly formed band of brothers, joined by ‘Norwegian yank’ Steiner and beautiful blonde spy Jensen, find themselves in the midst of a fierce dogfight, before crash landing in a Norwegian village where Nazis have been mercilessly executing civilians.
In a bloody battle in the mountains of Norway, outnumbered by an enemy as ruthless as it is clinical, the soldiers soon realize it is do-or-die time. And by pushing their innate skills and hardcore training to the limits, we see that this is no time for ordinary soldiers… This is the AGE OF HEROES.