Limitless wealth and power in the wrong hands only opens the door to all kinds of evil. This evil must be stopped before it gets out of control to unleash evil corruption and danger.
After discovering his parents and younger brother have been kidnapped by an unknown villain, Mariah Mundi finds he is the only one fearless enough for the task in The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box.
If you’ve longed for another Indiana Jones style film that captivates the attention of young children while maintaining a story line that also interests adults, get ready for The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box. It is the newest PG-rated, family-friendly, adventure-packed ancient mystery movie to hit the box office, released January 10, 2014.
The movie’s plot is thick in ancient mysteries and steam-powered days filled with wonders and magic, and all this powerful evil is left to be conquered by one brave hero. The plot is set in Victorian-era London, and was filmed on the streets of Bath in 2012.
Perhaps the overall premise of the entire movie is summed up in the Book of Proverbs, when it explains:
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn. —Proverbs 29:2
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? —Proverbs 17:16
This first-in-a-series movie is based on the Mariah Mundi series of books, written by G. P. Taylor. Taylor is a writer from England who became a Christian after years of dabbling in the occult while on the road as a roadie, working with punk rock bands like the Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, and Elvis Costello.
The author of the story behind the film also spent time as a police officer, which may have exposed him to real-life evil events that got his creative wheels churning. Whatever inspired him to write the series, Taylor did so after becoming a Christian and returning home to become heavily involved in the Church of England.
The storyline plot focuses on 17-year-old Mariah, who becomes involved with the Bureau of Antiquities, a supposed secret part of the government that deals with all things supernatural. With a hint of familiar underlying Greek mythology legend reference to King Midas, the movie tells the story of capturing a box that has the power to turn things to gold.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box unfolds as young Mariah finds himself in the middle of a secret plot when he discovers his family has been kidnapped. He calls on the help of Captain Charity, who in the book series is referred to as Captain Jack Charity, and is led to a mysterious yet majestic Prince Regent hotel. The hotel is located on a far away, small island and is known for its therapeutic warm healing spa waters. It is in the days of steam power, which adds to the mystical theme.
Mariah and Charity attempt to unravel the secrets that this island holds in an effort to uncover the truth behind his family’s disappearance while preventing sinister Otto Luger from getting his hands on a Midas Box, which offers mystical power to whoever possesses it.
The cast is a fascinating line up of:
- Aneurin Barnard plays the leading role of Mariah Mundi
- Michael Sheen plays Captain Will Charity
- Lena Heady plays Monica
- Sam Neill plays Otto Luger
- Ioan Gruffudd plays Charles Mundi
- Keeley Hawes plays Catherine Mundi
- Tristan Gemmill plays Isambard Black
The movie has a running time of 98 minutes and was directed by Jonathan Newman. The screenplay was written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, based on the book, “Mariah Mundi” by G. P. Taylor. The movie is presented by Entertainment Motion Pictures, E-Motion, who hopes to follow up this debut by eventually presenting the other two books in the Mariah Mundi series as a movie as well.