30 thoughts on “First image of Hugo Weaving in upcoming Irish Famine western ”Black 47”

  1. BunyipPouch February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    > Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.

    Sounds great.

  2. WeakStreamZ February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    >Irish Famine Western

    My favorite genre

  3. blackerdecker February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Gonna love seeing which wins out in Ireland; feeling vindicated at the recognition of what the English did or despair at the bad Irish accents

  4. Rab_Legend February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Finally a film about the famine. I don’t think enough people realise the horrors of it, especially when everyone does that fucking Irish voice shouting “potato!”

  5. dtsyk February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I still think Hugo should have won Best Supporting Actor for Hacksaw Ridge. Man what a performance.

  6. turkeytowel February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Is he playing the role of Donald Sutherland?

  7. krnby February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I was hoping for a blaxploitation spin-off of Hitman…

  8. trulymadlybigly February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    It took me like five minutes to figure out whose hands were where.

  9. lddiamond February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    This looks amazing. I recently took a week long bus tour in Ireland and was totally oblivious to how massive this famine was. I came away with a bigger respect for the Irish and their plight. Seen some great monuments towards the famine and was educated on a lot of the events from that time.

    The famine walls and the famine shacks(I forget their proper name) are a great reminder.

    The Irish will never forget this travesty.

  10. otiswrath February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I am sure it will be jaw droppingly good, garner tons of praise from critics and creators alike and no one will go see it.

  11. urbanplowboy February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    So, what makes it a Western? Because it features horses and takes place in the 1800s?

  12. neepster44 February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Interesting! I have recently started listening to an Irish history podcast that is almost exclusively about the Irish Potato Famine (or The Great Famine as the Irish call it). Not sure if I am allowed to link to it but if you google “Irish History Podcast Patreon” you should find it. It has some pretty amazing info in it.

  13. Alepman February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Finally shedding light upon one of many humans tragedies other than WW2, which also surprising coming from Hollywood

  14. UnscSpartan23 February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Hugo Weaving is in so many classics that I will see this in the hopes it becomes another masterpiece.

  15. wharsmetoothpicson February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Hopefully it does a lot to shed light on the horrors of the famine, something which hasn’t really been looked at in popular culture. It was an event that didn’t just devastate the country and its people, it had a major global impact as millions fled Ireland and settled overseas, and is just as important to the history of U.S. and parts of the UK as it is to Ireland.

  16. jhughes1986 February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Wait… when did Hugo Weaving become Sam Neil?

  17. thisismycuntaccount February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    It’s great to see something major being made about the potato famine. It’s such a huge event and our country is only coming close to the post-famine population, nearly 200 later.

    Before 1847, there’s was just under 9 million people in Ireland. When another census was taken in 1911, there was just over 3 million. That means 6 million people died or left during those 60+ years.

    I don’t believe there’s an accurate statistic of the dead, because even getting on a boat to America or elsewhere wasn’t safe either – so many people died on them that they were dubbed [“coffin ships”](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin_ship)

  18. Aileos February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Mr Anderson!

  19. TeoKajLibroj February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Could people in this thread stop saying us Irish people still hate English people and are bitter over the Famine? It was a long time ago and English people alive today aren’t responsible. It’s as ridiculous as blaming Germans alive today for WW2.

  20. Alundra828 February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    *quietly be’s British in the corner…*

  21. rusty02536 February 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I hope the put Big Fella from Black 47 on the soundtrack

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