The mighty Alexander The Great has been portrayed twice on the big screen: The first time was back in 1956 with a film appropriately titled Alexander the Great, and more recently, Alexander was released in 2004. As we daydream about the day Legacy of Kings will finally make it to our TV screens, we wanted to take a look back at the two different interpretations and compare them!
Alexander The Great (1956)
– Average Rating: 5.8/10
– Director: Robert Rossen
– Time: 141 minutes
– Storyline: An epic film that follows the life of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king that united all ancient Greek tribes and led them against the vast Persian Empire. Alexander conquered most of the then known world and created a greek empire that spanned all the way from the Balkans to India.
– Average Rating: 5.5/10
– Director: Oliver Stone
– Time: 175 minutes
– Storyline: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India.
Legacy of Kings (20—)
– Average Rating on Goodreads: 7.4/10
– Director: ?
– Storyline: Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer… Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love… Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.