The year of the Bible fizzled away but it is not the end of faith driven projects. Beginning on March 31st we will have the opportunity to see The Dovekeepers, a two night event that is based on a novel that takes place during the First Jewish-Roman war. Yes, that is right! I said Jewish-Roman War! If there was any Jewish historical event that was not part of the Bible that would be ripe for the cinema it would be this time. So, obviously I have been very excited for this event! Add to this that the producers of this mini-series are Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the same people who brought us The Bible Mini-series. Personally, I am more excited about that more from the potential of it and not really because I liked the Bible mini-series. The fact that the director is Yves Simoneau, a man with a lot on his resume but not much really note worthy, makes me wonder about the quality of the mini-series.
The first promo for the series was just released, an event that I felt would calm my fears about the project. Unfortunately, the trailer really didn’t do anything for me. My personal opinion is that, for a mini-series about people trapped in a fortress during a roman siege it looks way too clean. I will also say that if their target audience is the faith based community, the addition of certain scenes that imply sex I feel will do more to hurt the interest in the project then help it.
I will tell you though, I am still very interested in this project and hope that I am pleasantly surprised by it! Take a look at the trailer below and share your thoughts!