I first stumbled upon this trailer for Age of the Dragons on YouTube over a week ago but failed to write anything up about it because I noticed it was uploaded over two months ago and assumed we had already reported on it. That should give you an idea of just how under the radar this Moby Dick with dragons flick starring Danny Glover has been.
When we last reported on Age of the Dragons back in March, the title was Dragon Fire and next to nothing was known about it other than it being a $5 million take on Moby Dick shooting in Utah under the direction of Ryan Little (Forever Strong, House of Fears). Substituting a great white dragon for the infamous whale of Herman Melville’s classic tale, a scarfaced Danny Glover stars as the obsessed Ahab, Vinnie Jones co-stars as Stubbs and call Corey Sevier (Decoys 2, House of Fears) Ishmael. Now we have a plot synopsis courtesy of IMDB and a trailer quietly uploaded to YouTube.
Age of the Dragons is a re-imagining of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner joins their quest. Ahab’s adopted daughter Rachel, beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel. Ahab’s obsession is to seek revenge on a great “White Dragon” that slaughtered his family when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled, drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. In the White Dragon’s lair Ahab’s secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael.
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