Back in January I reported on Undead Brainspasm that Albert Pyun — whose previous epic fantasy was 1982’s The Sword and the Sorcerer, the first memorable sword-and-sorcery film I recall seeing — was working on an epic fantasy follow-up, after a career in between that includes post-apocalyptic bodyguards (Cyborg, 1989), pint-sized alien cops (Dollman, 1991), cyborg cops (Nemesis, 1992, and sequels), outer space viral menaces (Infection, 2005) and much else besides.
His return to his original sword-and-sorcery genre success is called Tales of an Ancient Empire, and it’s due for release in 2010.
Director Pyun has just sent Undead Backbrain a rough-cut clip from the film, which stars Kevin Sorbo (of Hercules fame), Christopher Lambert (of Highlander fame), relative newcomer Melissa Ordway, and Lee Horsley (star of The Sword and the Sorcerer).
The sword and sorcery epic, written by Cynthia Curnan, tells the story of a princess forced on a quest to recruit the greatest warriors of the ancient world to save her kingdom from a demonic sorceress. But the odyssey to find them reveals a secret past for all.
It’s looking nicely dark, chthonian and vampiric.
- Source: Albert Pyun
- Official website