This weekend, Medieval is in Romanian cinemas – a movie inspired by the true story of Jan Žižka, one of the greatest warriors in history.
Medieval tells the story of the Czech warlord Jan Žižka (approx.1360–1424), who led the military wing of the followers of the religious thinker and reformer of the Catholic Church Jan Hus, the so-called Hussites. Žižka is considered a very important figure in Czech history and Czech statehood.
After eight years of preparation, Jan Žižka (Medieval) began filming on 17 September 2018 and the last day of shooting was on 8 December 2018.
“Fifty-six days of shooting feels like forever. On the very first day we had three hundred people on set. We had a lot of very action-packed scenes,” says Petr Jákl, who wrote the script, directed and produced the film.
The cast: Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Matthew Goode, Til Schweiger, Michael Caine, Vinzenz Kiefer, Werner Daehn, William Moseley, Sophie Lowe, Karel Roden, Ondřej Vetchý, Marek Vašut, Jan Budař, Ben Cristovao and Romana Jákl Vítová.
Petr Jákl has already experienced this type of work in big foreign projects, including in the films Bad Company, Alien vs. Predator, and the historical series Borgia, but also as an actor and stuntman.
Prorom and Ro Image will release Medieval in Romanian cinemas on October, 7, 2022.