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Three More Fanciful Clips from Albert Pyun’s Tales of an Empire

28 October 2009 2:53 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Albert Pyun and company have released three more “rough cut” clips from their upcoming “Tales of an Ancient Empire” swords and sorcery movie. The film stars Kevin Sorbo, Christopher Lambert, Melissa Ordway, Whitney Able, Jennifer Siebel-Newsom and Lee Horsley (who was also in Pyun’s “The Sword and the Sorcerer”). And hey, fans of Pyun’s “Nemesis” (and really, who isn’t?), Olivier Gruner also shows up in a cameo. The sword and sorcery epic 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. Look for it in 2010. Clip: Family Clip: Xia’s Tomb Clip: Catacombs »

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Another rough clip from Albert Pyun's Tales Of An Ancient Empire

25 October 2009 2:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Director Albert Pyun just passed along a new clip from his upcoming sword and sorcerer romp, Tales of an Ancient Empire and since he was so impressed with everyone's feedback on the first clip he wants even more.

The clip appears about 38 minutes into the film. A sister, Rajan, the town's bar owner (Janelle Taylor), and her daughter, Alana (Inbar Lavi), have now joined the growing band of warriors lead by Aedan (Kevin Sorbo) and Princess Tanis (Melissa Ordway) and Malia (Sarah Schultz).

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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.

Toaae is heavy into post-production so it won't be long until we get to see more. No battles or FX yet, »

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Terror Tweets: Scream 4 Update, Pyun Posts Tales Rough Cuts, Eclipse Nearly Wrapped

25 October 2009 12:35 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Updates on three different projects have come in over the weekend via Twitter, and rather than do separate stories on each, we've got them all right here ... down & dirty, quick & easy ... just how we know you like it!

Last week we noticed a few stories pop up regarding the possibility of Scream 4 being in 3D. Not having any confirmation, we waited to hear more, which everyone did when Scream writer Kevin Williamson debunked the rumor as follows: "What is this Scream 4 in 3D? First I heard of it." Then, an hour later came, "Guys? Really? 3D? Nahhhhh." Hopefully he won't be pressured into changing his tune. We have enough 3D projects floating around out there already, right?

Dread Central has been following the progress of Tales of an Ancient Empire, Albert Pyun's unofficial follow-up to The Sword and the Sorcerer, for a while now; and Pyun is »

- The Woman In Black

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Tour the Tales of an Ancient Empire Gallery

20 February 2009 11:29 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A demon sorceress and her vampires ... heroes ... villains. Plus gore, blood, and naked damsels. A typical weekend in DC's offices? Maybe, but it's also what we were promised by Albert Pyun as filming of his Sword and the Sorcerer follow-up, Tales of an Ancient Empire, progressed. Last we heard of the production, they were "almost at the stretch run" and awaiting Christopher Lambert's arrival to shoot the finishing shots.

Pyun describes Tales as a stylistic fusing of old fashion adventure films with contemporary horror and action. The fighting style is very Kali, fast, vicious, on close. This instead of the traditional sword action where there are a number of broad sword strokes. Sorbo and Lambert will bring a ton of humor. The vampire/dark sorcery element is very disturbing and horrific...but hopefully in a fun way. Cynthia [Curnan]'s screenplay has done a nice job of blending these elements. »

- The Woman In Black

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First Shot of Lee Horsley In Sword And The Sorcerer Sequel Tales Of An Ancient Empire

21 January 2009 2:11 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Three more images added 01/21

The updates from Albert Pyun’s sequel to classic 80s fantasy film The Sword And The Sorcerer were coming fast and furious for a little while there and while it’s been a little while since we’ve heard from the set they’re back today with some fresh images, including what must be one of the more anticipated ones.  No, it’s not a Christopher Lambert sighting - the Highlander star is apparently scheduled for the end of the shoot - but it Is Lee Horsley, the star of the original film reprising his character here as he passes the torch, as it were, on to the star of this new adventure.  You can check all the images at the link below!

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Get On The Set Of Tales Of An Ancient Empire!

10 January 2009 3:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Yes, this is two Tae posts in a row, a situation I generally try to avoid, but I’m afraid if I just update the previous one people accessing the site via RSS may miss the update.  Because it’s a big one.

It’s major short notice but director Albert Pyun will be hosting a live webcast from the set of the film in roughly one hour.  The reason?  Today is the day that The Sword and the Sorcer star Lee Horsely arrives on set to shoot his part in the sequel and Lee will be both saying hello to fans and passing the torch, as it were, to Melissa Ordway, who takes over the lead in this film.  And, honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few other surprises in store.

The webcast begins at 4:30 Pm Pacific Time, which is almost exactly an hour from now. »

- Todd Brown

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More Images From Pyun’s Tales Of An Ancient Empire

10 January 2009 11:04 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Yes, we’ve got yet more images from the ongoing production of Albert Pyun’s sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer, Tales of An Ancient Empire.  What’s new this time?  More shots of All The Boys Love Mandy Lane‘s Whitney Able as the sorceress Xia - and the betting money is that when Pyun talks about this movie having plenty of nudity that Able is going to be among those naked - as well as the first shot of German strongman Ralf Moeller as the General and Jennifer Seibel-Newsom - aka the current first lady of San Francisco - as the Queen.

Here’s how Pyun first desribed the film to us:

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. »

- Todd Brown

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