21/07/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
SCIFI Channel has confirmed that it will be making Mirabilis (this is a working title at the moment), a four-hour long traditional fantasy adventure miniseries where heroes battle various forces of darkness set against a backdrop of knights, sorcerers and dragons. Set to star in the movie are David James Elliott (JAG) as its hero John Serrogoth and Natassia Malthe (Elektra) as Perfidia.
Mirabilis will be produced by Reunion Pictures (Lisa Richardson, Matthew O'Connor, Tom Rowe) with RHI Entertainment, (Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr.) and Industry Entertainment (Keith Addis and Andrew Deane) are also attached to the project. Sam Egan (Sanctuary, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits) wrote the script.
Once a paradise fueled by the all-powerful sorcery-grade metal known as bloodsteel, the distant land of Mirabilis begins to decay as supplies of the supernatural substance dwindle. The evil warlord Dragon Eye fights to gain control of the world's supply of bloodsteel, which he will use to rule Mirabilis. But, an ancient prophecy propels four ordinary citizens to battle Dragon Eye. Their quest is to find the fabled Crucible - source of all bloodsteel - before the corrupt forces of darkness destroy their world.
Reunion Pictures were also behind Tin Man (yay) and Earthsea (boo). Industry Entertainment also executive-produced the recent anthology series Masters of Science Fiction for ABC.
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