Sunday, January 11, 2009
well, so what if this film is coming out some 27 or 28 years after it was promised at the end of the magnificent film The Sword And The Sorcerer? the rumours were around last year that Tales Of An Ancient Empire was finally going to get made, and the purpose of this post is to show off the pictures that mean it is getting made! nice one!
there's no sign yet of any of the original cast, but the stories are that Lee Horsely will reprise the role of Talon in this highly anticipated follow up. clearly he won't be the central character anymore, but it will be ace if he's there!
even if Talon doesn't feature, well, as long as it is rip-roaring good fun like the first film, who's really going to grumble about it? the pictures all suggest that there's going to be the same mix of swordplay and magic on the go, as well as the apparent addition of vampires.
there's not been a picture of the three bladed Sword of Talon released as of yet, but you can understand them not showing off everything at once. if they wish for the film to be well supported, and they don't wish my brother Richard to come and pay them a visit to "discuss" the matter, then they had better have it in the film!
no picture either of Christopher Lambert, who is supposed to be appearing in it. this is according to rumours that have stemmed from the writer/director at least. it would be class if he turned up in it.
the bad news for me, my brother Richard and all over lovers of The Sword And The Sorcerer would be that the promised 2009 release date is looking increasingly likely to be moved to 2010. we all want to see this as soon as possible (we've only waited since 1983 or 1984 for it), but i suppose we're lucky to be getting it at all, a few months won't make that much difference.
well, there you have it. it looks as cheap yet not tacky as the original film did, which is no bad thing. as long as they go with onscreen effects rather than computer stuff i think us fans will be delighted with it, or at the least go and see it with an open mind.
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!