The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, also known by its working title 'Mariah Mundi: The Curse of the Midas Box', is a Entertainment Motion Pictures (E-Motion) fantasy adventure film based on the novel 'Mariah Mundi - The Midas Box' by G. P. Taylor. Stars include Aneurin Barnard as Mariah Mundi, Michael Sheen as Captain Will Charity, Sam Neill as Otto Luger and Ioan Gruffudd as Charles Mundi. It was released on the internet in the US in December 2013 and premiered on DVD in the UK in 2014.
Filming on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
Filming on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in 2012 mostly took place at Kidderminster station. Will Charity and Charles Mundi hold a conversation on the station concourse, interspersed with crowd scenes showing 7812 Erlestoke Manor and Stanier Mogul 42968 in platforms 1 and 2. After they have boarded and the train has set off, Charity and Mundi continue the conversation in one of the GWRGreat Western Railway carriages. A brief exterior shot shows the train being hauled by 7812. At one point Charity hands a railway ticket to Mundi which is inscribed ‘Great London Rail, Second Class, Kings Cross to Aberdeen’. The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society scenes last around 2 minutes in total.
The obvious anachronism in filming is that the plot is set in 1885 with characters and set dressed accordingly; however 7812 dates from 1939, while 42968 carries a BRBritish Rail or British Railways-era smokebox number. This may perhaps be explained by the film being described as a fantasy.