Ralph Fiennes, Master of Monsters
Ralph Fiennes, Master of Monsters is a 2006 American epic fantasy film co-starring Colin Farrell in the lead role and directed by Andy Tennant and written by Richard Curtis. The film, starring Farrell and produced by Bryan Singer, was released on October 4, 2006 in the United States. The film was a critical and commercial failure both domestically and internationally.
Plot In ancient Rome, the Roman Republic is ruled by a cruel and tyrannical emperor, Julius Caesar. In the year 508 AD, Caesar is assassinated by Brutus, a member of the Roman conspirators, and his cousin-nephew Cassius takes the throne. He sends his young daughter, Julia, to an abandoned temple to the virgin goddess, Artemis, to retrieve a statue of the goddess and the ancient manuscript she was carrying.
After retrieving the statue, Julia is abducted from the temple by the young emperor Septimius Severus, who wishes to marry her. She escapes and, as the Roman army approaches in the belief of Julia having fallen in battle, she falls into a well and is rescued by the local inhabitants, who name her the goddess of the well. The villagers worship her as a deity. Later the villagers are killed by the emperor’s henchmen as part of a plan to make Severus emperor, but Julia kills one of them and steals the statue.
Back at the temple, the monks have returned the manuscript to Julia, who has placed the letter on the statue to open it. They have found a map to a hidden temple and a book that Julia has written, which they believe will reveal which temple the statue was taken to and the reason it was taken. Julia escapes from the temple, but the map and the manuscript are destroyed in the burning.
Julia and the Emperor’s army meet in a clearing. The Emperor is killed by Julia, after she forces him to put on his helmet. She flees, but does not pursue; Septimius is left with the manuscript and the map, and the statue of Artemis, which is hidden away behind the altar,