It’s gone through a couple of cast modifications and a change in filming locations since we first heard about it back in April ’08, but Tales of an Ancient Empire, Albert Pyun’s follow-up to The Sword and the Sorcerer, is finally under way. And we’ve got your first look at some stills to prove it!
Tales now stars Melissa Ordway as Tanis, a princess who must find and unite the five greatest warriors of the world to save her kingdom from a demonic sorceress. But the odyssey to find them reveals a secret past for all. Two more pictures of Ordway can be found below along with (from left to right) Janelle Taylor, Kevin Sorbo, and Inbar Lavi. The last shot is a very rough, early composite of Tanis ready to do battle against whatever evil may come her way.
Christopher Lambert and Whitney Able round out the cast, which also includes Ralf Moeller (Cyborg) and Olivier Gruner (Nemesis) in cameos that reunite them with director Pyun. The script was penned by Pyun’s frequent collaborator Cynthia Curnan. Freddy Braidy of Deco Entertainment, who is producing the project in association with Cinamour, hopes to premiere Tales from an Ancient Empire at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 13-24, 2009.
We’ll have more as the shoot progresses, including an interview with Kevin and Melissa, so keep it here for updates!
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