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10,000 BC: Roland Emmerich's caveman epic

It's been a while since there's been a proper caveman movie. The genre was popular in the sixties, mainly because it was an excuse to dress comely actresses like Raquel Welch in fur bikinis. In the early eighties, a few more serious-minded movies, like Quest For Fire and Clan Of The Cave Bear, tried to imagine what it might really have been like for our ancestors. Since then, the genre's dried up. There's been the occasional silly comedy, such as Encino Man and The Flintstones, but little else.

Now Roland Emmerich, the director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow is making his own big budget prehistoric event movie: 10,000 BC which will focus on a young mammoth hunter who embarks on a journey to save his tribe and the woman he loves.

The young stars are the unknown Steven Strait and Camilla Belle, who played the teen heroine in the recent horror remake, When A Stranger Calls. The only name actor currently in the cast is Omar Sharif.

10,000 BC is filming now and will be released in summer 2007 by Warner Bros.

Last updated: 30/04/2018 02:55:59

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