The Syfy Channel has finally settled on a premiere date for Age Of The Dragons, a film I’ve highlighted on this site previously. It’s essentially a re-imagining of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, starring, in an unexpected, if inspired casting choice, Danny Glover as the tyrannical Ahab. Vinnie Jones and Sean Astin also co-star.
Syfy acquired stateside rights to a film in April, as noted in my last post on the film, which has already been released on DVD in the UK, though it hasn’t been screened in the USA. But those of you who have cable TV will be able to watch it when it makes its stateside premiere on the Syfy channel on Saturday, July 30, at 9PM (ET/PT).
The full synopsis for this action/fantasy/sci-fi/thriller, reads: “Set in a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner joins their quest. Ahab’s adopted daughter Rachel, beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel. Ahab’s obsession is to seek revenge on a great “White Dragon” that slaughtered his family when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled, drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. In the White Dragon’s lair Ahab’s secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael.”
Those of you in the UK, anyone see it yet? If so, thoughts? I’m curious.
A newer trailer than those I’ve shared previously follows below; though, as I’m guessing, a new one, recut for/by Syfy, will turn up eventually; and from the looks of it, it does feel very much like a Syfy Channel film, doesn’t it?: