They said it couldn’t be done, but he did it! From Doctor Who to fictional explorer Phileas Fogg. David Tennant exchanges the Tardis to old fashioned transport in Around The World In 80 Days. The series kept us gripped over the Christmas period and into the new year and Dazzler Media announce they are set to release the epic, globetrotting adventure series Blu-ray, DVD and Download in May.
Since French writer Jules Verne wrote and published the classic story in 1872, like it’s main character was published in many languages around the world. It was also adapt for the small and big screen and when it comes to good old fashioned stories you can’t get any better than this one. The story is simple Fogg (Tennant) is challenged by a fellow London Reform Club member to circumnavigate around the world in 80 days. Winning £20,000, Fogg accepts with French valet Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma) and journalist Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch) they embark to win the wager.
London, 1872. On the day his world is turned upside down by a postcard from a lost love, Phileas Fogg (David Tennant, Doctor Who, Good Omens) is inspired by an article about the exciting advances in travel to take on an almost impossible wager, to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.
As a man who has spent the last twenty years in a comfortable leather armchair at The Reform Club, he will need all the resilience he can muster and, of course, would be nowhere without the assistance of quick-witted Frenchman, Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma, Asphalt Playground). Joining them on the road will be the Daily Telegraph journalist who came up with the whole crazy idea in the first place, Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch, The Crown). Experience this epic, globetrotting adventure from the very beginning.
Around the World in 80 Days will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Download-to-Own from 23rd May in the UK &Ireland.