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Monday, January 05, 2009

Tales Of An Ancient Empire

I've admitted my fondness for the 1982 fantasy flick The Sword & The Sorcerer here before, and further confessed my delight in hearing, some months back, that director Albert Pyun had announced that he was finally preparing to film the long-promised sequel, Tales of the Ancient Empire.

Well, AICN has posted some stills from the filming of that much-anticipated sequel on their site today.

Pyun has not made another film nearly as entertaining as The Sword & The Sorcerer in 27 years, and he's made a lot of movies. Still, I'm embarrassingly excited about this new flick, and can't wait for it to come out... almost certainly direct-to-DVD.

6 comments:

Cunningham said...

Hey now, Chris.

Don't be knocking the D2DVD. It's been very good to me.

Charles Gramlich said...

I have a novel entitled "The Sword and the Sorcerer, and I think it might be a novelization. I've got to dig it out.

Michael May said...

I just watched Pyun's version of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH a week or so ago. Horrible!

This looks fun though. Kevin Sorbo rules. You've got me wanting to go back and watch SWORD AND THE SORCEROR again.

Gibran said...

I love that movie! Now I can't wait this prequel. Hmmm ... maybe we can show it at next year's SnowCon ...

Tim Byrd said...

I love The Sword and The Sorceror. A great sword and sorcery flick with more than a touch of the ol' Errol Flynn. And Lee Horsley makes a great hero.

Best,

Tim Byrd
www.DocWilde.com

Albert Pyun said...

Hi All,

Albert Pyun here (yes, its really the infamous me). I uploaded a scene from Tales so please view and give me your comments. It will help in the final shaping or the film. Thanks for all the support!

http://www.vimeo.com/7028173

There's also some pics and stuff from the original Sword on a Facebook page.

Best,
Albert Pyun