It’s been making the festival rounds lately, and in advance of its release around the world soon, an international trailer has hit the Internet for Albert Pyun’s long awaited Tales of an Ancient Empire, and of course we have it for you right here!
The trailer was edited by Daniel Gutierrez, and as Pyun said on his Albert Pyun Movies Facebook page, “I really like Daniel’s creative point of view!” Check it out below and see if you agree with him.
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.
Albert told us previously that Michael Pare plays “Oda”, father of Kevin Sorbo’s character – Aedan – as well as Victoria Maurette’s Kara (via Whitney Able’s Xia – the vampire sorceress). He also fathers Princess Tanis (Melissa Ordway) and Rajan (Janelle Taylor) amongst others. The film is about how Oda’s womanizing has created both the extreme good and evil in the world and how parental abandonment colors each character’s life and behavior. And Sorbo’s character – Aedan – has a child with his half-human/half-vampire half-sister Kara – Hekate – played by newcomer Cazzy Golomb. Hekate narrates Tales and becomes one of the principal villains in the Tales sequel, Red Moon, which began shooting in July.
Other cast members include Sasha Mitchell (Kickboxer series and the “Step by Step” TV series) and Olivier Gruner (Nemesis), who play mercenary cohorts of Oda’s who stay on in Abelar only to arise hatred from the women in the palace for their jerk behavior and overt harassment. Pyun’s longtime collaborators Norbert Weisser (as Xuxia, Xia’s father) and Scott Paulin (as Toubou the Demon Priest) add a lot of humor and substance in appearances.
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