"Chasing Dragons: The Forgotten Knight of the Round Table"
ZED (Manuel Catteau) will adapt for television "Chasing Dragons: The Forgotten Knight of the Round Table" a previously unknown medieval novel from the universe of the Arthurian legend, and that has just been reassembled at the end of a 10-year quest.
This exceptional novel has been reconstructed by the medievalist historian Emanuele Arioli after 10 years of an outstanding quest that led him to several European countries. Written in the 13th century, this novel is one of the firsts to tell the adventures of the knights of the round table: a major discovery, knowing that less than 10 medieval novels of the time, about the Arthurian legend, are known today.
This novel, lost until its discovery, reveals notably the existence of an unknown knight: the knight Segurant, bewitched while going to King Arthur’s court, and thus condemned to pursue an imaginary dragon.
The film, directed by Marie Thiry and produced by Christine Le Goff for ARTE, will be a documentary blending contemporary shootings and animated sequences, in collaboration with illustrator Antoine Carrion. The title, that tell in a double story arc, Emanuele Arioli’s quest, and the adventures of the Knight Segurant, is scheduled for completion in Fall 2023, and is already available for presales.
Christine Le Goff, Producer, ZED: "When Marie told me of Emanuele’s discovery, I immediatly realized this was the perfect story, a sort of 'The Da Vinci Code' mixed with In the 'Name of the Rose'. Yet, this is no fiction, but a fascinating historical and scientific journey, into myths legends and literature."