The Librarian franchise


The Librarian franchise

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"The Librarian" is a series of made-for-TV original movies from TNT starring Noah Wyle as a librarian who protects a secret collection of artifacts.

Movies

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

"Quest for the Spear" introduces Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) who is hired by the Metropolitan Public Library as a librarian. What Flynn doesn't realise is that the library has existed for centuries and protects a range of historical and often magical items in a secret section of the library, including The Ark of the Covenant, Pandora’s Box, and Excalibur. When part of the Spear of Destiny is stolen from the library, Flynn must recover it with the help of Nicole Noone.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006)

"Return to King Solomon's Mines" begins with Flynn attending a party at his mother's house where he mets up with his "Uncle" Jerry, a close friend of his late father. Soon Flynn is on a quest to locate King Solomon's Mines, and along the way he teams up with Emily Davenport, an archaeologist who helps Flynn translate the Akon language. When they meet up with Jerry in Kenya all is not what it seems...

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)

"Curse of the Judas Chalice" finds Flynn suffering from a series of strange dreams which led him to New Orleans, where he finds himself in the midst of uncovering a conspiracy that involves the notorious vampire Prince Vlad Dracul. Once again, Flynn must overcome his fears and protect one of the world's most sacred artifacts, the Judas Chalice, or face the consequences of it falling into the wrong hands.

Comicbooks

"The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines"

Released in November 2006, Electric Entertainment and Atlantis Studios produced a a graphic novel adaptation of 'Return to King Solomon's Mines'. The adaption was written by James Watson and illustrated by Nate Pride. Atlantis Studios has a [http://www.atlantisstudios.net/librarian/ website] for the adaption.

Original stories

Electric Entertainment and Atlantis Studios additionally signed an exclusive worldwide agreement to produce an original comic book series based on the Librarian characters. “Comics are great opportunities to explore mythology, history, and each character in a way we could never do on film” said Executive Producer Dean Devlin, “There are thousands of artifacts in the Library – each one a new adventure. Based on the response we’ve had from the first film, fans of all ages loved the characters and want to see more. This series will give it to them.” [ [http://www.comicbookbin.com/news557.html Electric Entertainment & Atlantis Studios to Produce "Librarian" Comic] ]

Characters

"Quest for the Spear" introduced the main characters of The Librarian franchise, including Flynn Carsen (the main protagonist), Margie Carsen (Flynn's mom), Charlene (a library employee) and Judson (the head librarian). Other characters that appeared in the first movie include; Edward Wilde (the previous librarian) and Nicole Noone (the librarian's protector). In "Return to King Solomon's Mines" Flynn's "Uncle" Jerry was introduced as well as female sidekick Emily Davenport. In "Curse of the Judas Chalice" we meet Professor Lazlo and Simone Renoir.

The Librarians

The Librarians are the guardians of powerful and magical relics, and have been for centuries, and often undertake global-spanning adventures to recover items and store them in the Library. Some of the relics in the library include; the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, Excalibur and Pan's Flute.

Awards

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

Won

* Saturn Award (2007): Best Presentation on Television.

Nominated

* Saturn Award (2007): Best Actor on Television (Noah Wyle), and Best Supporting Actress on Television (Gabrielle Anwar).
* American Society of Cinematographers (2007): ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot (Walt Lloyd)
* Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2007): Critics Choice Award for Best Picture Made for Television
* Emmy Awards (2007): Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Joseph LoDuca), and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Nominated

* Saturn Award (2005): Best Actor on Television (Noah Wyle), Best Supporting Actor on Television (Kyle MacLachlan), Best Supporting Actress on Television (Sonya Walger), and Best Television Presentation
* Motion Picture Sound Editors (2005): Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television Long Form - Sound Effects & Foley.
* Visual Effects Society Awards (2005): VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
* Writers Guild of America (2006): WGA Award for Long Form - Original (David N. Titcher)

External links

*imdb title|title=The Librarian: Quest for the Spear|id=0412915
* [http://www.tnt.tv/title/?oid=543783 TNT homepage for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear]
* [http://alt.tnt.tv/librarian_return/index.html TNT homepage for The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines]

References


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