I just love these silent projects. No photos, no interviews, no drama, no nothing… and all of the sudden you get an awesome teaser trailer for the whole thing. The Physician is an upcoming adventure/history/drama (sounds silly, but it works for this movie) which comes from director Philipp Stölzl and has an awesome cast on board. More about that cast in the rest of this report, now – just a little reminder: the movie is actually the big-screen adaptation of Noah Gordon’s international bestseller of the same name!
So, Philipp Stölzl directs the whole thing from a script written by Jan Berger, and the movie will tell us the story of a Christian English boy in the 11th century who journeys across Europe in order to study medicine from the Muslims.
Rob Cole is a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.
And now, a few words about that awesome cast. The Physician stars Tom Payne as Rob Cole, Stellan Skarsgard plays his first mentor – the Barber, Ben Kingsley is on board as the great Ibn Sina, Olivier Martinez plays Shah Ala ad-Daula, and Emma Rigby plays the character named Rebecca.
Check out this teaser and let us know what you think.
As usual – make sure you stay tuned for more updates on The Physician!