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The Tale on the Making of TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE – April/May 2008

November 25, 2010

We locked a budget at $450,000 and schedule to shoot 11 days in Argentina in early May 2008. We wired funds down to Argentina and construction of sets, props and costumes began in earnest in late April. Then we began to have issues crop up, one was their seem to be a lack of reasonably […]

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Tale of the making of TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE – Jan/Feb/March 2008

November 19, 2010

I outline for Cynthia the characters I envisioned and the broadstrokes of the story I wanted to tell. I had particular actors I wanted to work with in this so characters were shaped for Kevin Sorbo, Christopher Lambert, Yancy Butler, Leah Cairns and especially Victoria Maurette, my star from Left for Dead and Bulletface. Cynthia […]

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Tales of the making of TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE – The Genesis – 2007

November 18, 2010

Genesis – Fall 2007 Having finished Left for Dead and Bulletface, I was trying to figure out the next project. I knew I wanted to do something bigger with more mainstream chance of success. Cynthia was always pushing for a The Sword and the Sorcerer sequel. I thought that might be too big and elaborate, […]

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The Tale behind the making of Tales of an Ancient Empire

November 14, 2010

While I will cover all aspects in my commentary track, the making of Tales was certainly the most difficult and frustrating effort of my entire career. And that covers a great many strange and unorthodox situations. But Tales began life in November 2007 and here we are in November 2010 and its still not yet […]

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H. P. Lovecraft’s COOL AIR – First screen grabs

November 12, 2010

We’re preparing our adaptation of Lovecraft’s wonderfully creepy story Cool Air for release in the next few weeks so we now have some screen grabs from the movie to share with you. Albert

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CYBORG LEGACY storyline developing

November 10, 2010

The big issue never really addressed by Cyborg was the plague that destroyed the world. So we are delving into the backstory regarding the plague, that it creates a zombie of the infected, that Mary (Terrie Batson) was the first prophet series cyborg and she was the cyborg – “Tama Prophet”-  created to spread the […]

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CYBORG LEGACY Update – Nov 9

November 9, 2010

The project is developing quickly and I’ll shoot it back to back with the Tales sequel RED MOON. In the script discussions, I find I like the idea of exploring Mary’s back story. She was Van Damme’s love interest in Cyborg. I believe Terrie Batson has a ethereal quality that can support an origin story […]

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CYBORG LEGACY: RISE OF THE SLINGERS

November 7, 2010

The movie is shaping up as an origins movie. We get to see how the whole slinger brotherhood comes about as well as their prime nemesis, the Flesh Pirates. We also delve deep into who Gibson Rickenbacker was before the world turned to shit and get to see how Fender Tremolo came to be – […]

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An Update…sorry to have been away!

November 6, 2010

Well, we did ship a foreign version of Tales to fulfill some contractual obligations. But Newmarket Films is acquiring the North American rights and we are finishing a different version for them which includes a completely different opening 5 minutes and a completely different final 10 minutes of the movie. At some point, I will […]

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TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE screening at Fright Night Film Fest

July 26, 2010

Tales is screening on Sat, July 31 at 9 p.m. The show will be followed by Q&A with director, Albert Pyun, writer, Cynthia Curnan and Director of Photography, Phillip Waters.  Please anyone in the nearby area come and join us.  We’d love to see you! We will be there on August 1 too.

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