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    Posted on August 5th, 2005 Highland_Piper No comments

    Statham & Sobieski Put in the DUNGEON
    Monday July 4 8:00 PM ET

    Uwe Boll will direct the film adaptation of the video game franchise Dungeon Siege.
    By Lisa Johnson,

    Jason Statham and Leelee Sobieski have just signed o­n to star in Uwe Bolls $60 million adaptation of the sword-and-sorcery video game Dungeon Siege. They came aboard just in time, as filming began Sunday in Vancouver.

    The film is based o­n developer Gas Powered Games best-selling fantasy PC game franchise, which was published by Microsoft Game Studios. “This is a very dark, epic picture in the tradition of the Sergio Leone Westerns that blends the imaginative action of Hero and House of Flying Daggers,” Boll said.

    Doug Taylor, David S. Freeman and Glenn Benest collaborated o­n the screenplay, which shows how Farmer, the protagonist, evolved from simple family man to heroic prince. It’s set against a fantasy backdrop of war in the Kingdom of Ehb between the evil Gallian and the ruling King Konreid. Farmer sets out to find his kidnapped wife, Solana, and avenge the death of his son, who was killed by animal warriors called Krugs.

    Statham (Cellular) will play Farmer, and Sobieski, (Eyes Wide Shut) will play Muriella, the daughter of the court sorcerer Merrick, who will be played by John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings).

    The cast also includes Ron Perlman as Norick, Farmers friend; Matthew Lillard as Duke Fallow; Burt Reynolds as King Konreid; and Kristanna Loken as Elora, an enchanted tree-like creature who gives crucial support to Farmer.

    Boll will also serve as executive producer under his KG shingle. Wolfgang Herold is executive producing as well. Shawn Williamson and Daniel Clarke of Brightlight Pictures are producing. Action director and choreographer Tony Ching (House of Flying Daggers) is directing the action sequences.

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