Beowulf Mania

Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.

The new release of the Icelandic/Canadian film starring Gerard Butler and Sarah Polley has people checking copies of the classic out from their libraries. The film debuted recently in Toronto. It will be followed by another film, this time from Hollywood, starring Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins and John Malkovich, as well as an opera and an off-Broadway play.