Unfortunately, his efforts to debut Tales of an Ancient Empire during the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con didn’t pan out, but that hasn’t stopped director Albert Pyun from coming up with Plan B. This weekend, on Saturday, July 31st to be exact, the film will have its world premiere at Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tales is screening at 9:00 pm, and the show will be followed by a Q&A with director Pyun, writer Cynthia Curnan, and director of photography Phillip Waters. They will be guests at the Fest on August 1st as well.
A brief summary of Tales of an Ancient Empire, which stars Christopher Lambert, Melissa Ordway, Kevin Sorbo, Lee Horsley, Victoria Maurette, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is as follows: A princess (Ordway) is on a quest to unite the five greatest warriors to save her kingdom from a demon sorceress. But the odyssey to find them reveals a secret past for all. Click here for the full, detailed synopsis.
As for the fest itself, this year will see a 25th anniversary reunion of several Fright Night cast members including Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, and Amanda Bearse; the first public viewing of The Dead Matter directed by Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas and starring Andrew Divoff, Jason Carter, and Tom Savini; and Roger Corman receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the independent film community. In addition there will be Dawn of the Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Night of the Demons reunions; and other guests include “First Jason” Ari Lehman, screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, and Rochelle Davis (“Sarah” from The Crow).
Be sure to check out the official Fright Night Film Fest site for more details.
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