Thursday, August 25, 2005

Walden Media Making a Movie on Wilberforce's Life

Walden Media--the folks behind movies like Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie, and the forthcoming Narnia movies--has a number of interesting projects in the hopper. But this one looks the most intriguing:

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace is based on the true story of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. This feature film will chronicle his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807. He was also instrumental in passing legislation to abolish slavery in the British colonies, a victory he won just three days before his death in 1833.