New Riches from Troy

By Garth Franklin Monday February 9th 2004 09:05AM

The official site of arguably this year's biggest flick - Wolfgang Petersen's epic new take on Homer's The Iliad - has opened up a new flash section with heaps of photos, bio data and details on the movie and famed story its based on. There's also slideshows covering key characters and the abduction/defection which ignites the war.

Amongst the new shots, about three dozen or so which are the first 'volume' in a collection of four, comes our first looks at Agammemnon (Brian Cox), Odysseus (Sean Bean), Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Priam (Peter O'Toole), Andromache (Saffron Burrows), Ajax (Tyler Mane), Briseis (Rose Byrne), and even Thetis (Julie Christie) along with brand new stills of Paris (Orlando Bloom), Hector (Eric Bana), Helen (Diane Kruger) and of course Achilles (Brad Pitt). Hidden in the graphic artwork are other characters, most notably Patroclus.

Click Here to access the newly revamped site.

Thanks to 'George', 'Alan' & 'KarlChilders'.