Albert Pyun Reunites With THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER Star Lee Horsley For TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE
It's time to get your old school fantasy vibe on, kids! I've been sitting on the news of this for a while now, waiting for the i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed but the deals are done and the project is now officially moving ahead. Cult director Albert Pyun is reuniting with Lee Horsley - the star of Pyun's The Sword and the Sorcerer in a return to the fantasy genre where both made their name.
Titled Tales of an Ancient Empire the new film casts Horsley as a mercenary general and father to stars Christopher Lambert - himself making a return to the genre that made him an international star - Kevin Sorbo and Victoria Maurette. There are offers out to a number of other significant stars of the genre but nothing is final on those fronts just yet.
In Pyun's words, "It's got a sexy sorceress, hordes of demonic vampires, a giant serpent, sea pirates, nasty sword (and axe, spear, leg of cow) fights and gore and nudity galore. Everything that a rousing adventure needs to have." The project began life as a proposed sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer though I believe it has strayed some from that now and is more a sequel in spirit than in story and Pyun plans to make it as a true, hard R rated film.
More details on this as we get them! In the mean time satisfy your 80's fantasy needs by checking out a trailer for The Sword and the Sorcerer below the break!