The year, 2011, now marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and because of that, almost weekly we are hearing of new events and upcoming film projects that plan to be released in the next four years. If you are an avid reader of this site, you now know about the planned premiere and release of the Gods and Generals Director’s Cut, as well as one for Gettysburg. I have been in further contact with Brian Mallon in the last few days, and though I cannot say anything just yet, there may be some even bigger news coming here to FNYTSF.
There is also the Steven Spielberg film about Abraham Lincoln coming out in the next few years, and now whispers are floating around about a massive TV miniseries titled, To Appomattox, which will cover the entire war ala Band of Brothers and John Adams style. That will no doubt be spectacular.
So please keep checking back on this site and section for any news surrounding the Civil War anniversary, and of course, I have billed this site as the unofficial news outlet for Gods and Generals. I also must mention again at how kind and helpful Mr. Mallon has been, for reasons other than the interview. It truly is amazing at how some people whom you have never even met will go out of their way to try to help you. He also informed me that director Ron Maxwell read the interview and loved it, and that really makes me happy because it was his two Civil War films that turned me into the enthusiast I am today. We also plan on meeting up at the premiere in Manassas if I am able to get down there, which I am going to try very hard to do.
Just in case anyone else is wondering about the poster advertising the G & G director’s cut that appeared in my last article, I made it on Photoshop. Feel free to use it until Warner Brothers releases the official one.