Monday, January 14, 2008

Pendragon: Sword of His Father

The Chronicles of the Willi, apparently some sort of family blog, linked to the trailer for an interesting Christian movie a couple days ago.

Pendragon: Sword of His Father is an indendpendantly produced Christian medieval action/adventure, about young Artos Pendragon(get it?) who has to take up his father's sword (got it yet?) and fight the evil Saxon invaders in 5th Century
Britannia(England). Do you get the idea yet? Don asked me if at some point an old man turns him into a fish. I can only hope, but regardless the movie looks interesting and exciting!

At the home page of Burns Family Studios you can see some photos from the film, learn about its produciton, and even sponser a character(for only $1000). The film is being supported largly through independant donations, although it looks as if it is nearly finished at this point.

Sure, it looks to have production values on about the same scale as Xena: Warrior Princess, but that is saying a lot for an independant production, and honestly I'm really looking forward to seeing what Christians can do when they set their mind to making a genre film. Is anyone else tired of every Christian movie being a character drama? We need more swords, knights and horses. Actually, strike that last one as horses are present in almost all of those awful 19th Century romances that are made based on Christian novels. So, no more horses but defiantly more flaming arrows!

This honestly looks to have a better story than the recent Hollywood hack-job, In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Again, not saying a lot but a very, very refreshing change of pace for the indenpendant Christian film world. I am really looking forward to this one with high hopes!

Watch the trailer now!

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