About eight months ago I got some sequel news that stunned me to the very core of my mega-geeky being: After 25 years of waiting, I would finally be getting my sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer. (For a recap of this nerdly saga, click right here.) Suffice to say that "Tales of the Ancient Empire" was about to become a reality, and if you happen to be a movie freak who recognizes that particular movie title, then congratulations: You're officially my friend.

For those, on the other hand, who have lives ... I can offer a brief recap: A fantastic B-movie from the early '80s is about to get a long-overdue sequel -- and Twitch has lots of details! Apparently Lee Horsleywill be returning for the sequel, and he'll be joined by the likes of Christopher Lambert, Kevin Sorbo and Victoria Maurette. The outlandishly prolific filmmaker Albert Pyun had this to say about the project: "It's got a sexy sorceress, hordes of demonic vampires, a giant serpent, sea pirates, nasty sword (and axe, spear, leg of cow) fights and gore and nudity galore. Everything that a rousing adventure needs to have."

So while I'm a little disappointed in Twitch's news that the movie will be more of a sequel "in spirit" than anything else, I'm just glad Mr. Pyun keeps his promises: He told us (years ago) that Talon would return in Tales of the Ancient Empire, and it sure looks like he will be. (Don't forget the sword!)
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