Micheal Caine has joined a large group of drama pros in a science fiction retelling of Henry V, set on the edge of the apocalypse.
Special effects are killing movies. The cost of making the 50-year-old Ray Winstone look "17 again" in Beowulf is just one example of the SFX excesses that drove up the cost of movie-making by 16 percent between 2004 and 2006. Meanwhile, DVD sales are plummeting. Image by James Higgins/Splash News [Times of London]