Dungeon Siege Had Beast Gets Beauty

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We usually tend to dismiss any effort by Uwe Boll rather quickly but many see his next offering, the movie version of Dungeon Siege as his ultimate trial. If the infamous Mr. Boll manages to mess up a movie that already has Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds and now Claire Forlani on board as cast and the action sequence director from House of Flying Daggers and Hero then he is bound to become the most hated figure in the games industry.

Claire Forlani (Mystery Men, Meet Joe Black) will join Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski and Burt Reynolds in director, executive producer Uwe Boll's video game-derived sword and sorcery epic Dungeon Siege. Principal photography began July 3rd in Vancouver.

Based on the popular video game of the same name, Dungeon Siege follows the hard life of lowly Farmer (Statham) on a mighty mission to save his wife, Solana (Forlani) and child, Zeph. An unspeakably evil army led by Gallian (Liotta) is rampaging across the land, destroying everything in its path and focusing on conquering the mighty Castle Ehb, and vanquishing the King (Reynolds) himself. This evil army threatens an otherwise ideal world of peace. Dungeon Siege is a passionate epic adventure, a solid heart at its core and story line that reveals more information and adventure with each passing minute.

As previously announced, the cast also includes Leelee Sobieski (The Glass House, Max, The Idol) as Muriella, Merrick's daughter; Gallian is trying to sap her inbred magic by pursuing her. Ron Perlman (Hellboy, The City of Lost Children, Alien:Resurrection) plays Norick, an old friend of Farmer's and his stalwart companion. John Rhys-Davies (The Game of Their Lives, The Princess Diaries 2, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and his unforgettable role in Raiders of the Lost Ark) is Merrick, the Magus, the court sorcerer. Matthew Lillard (Without a Paddle, Wicker Park, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2) plays Duke Fallow, the nephew of King Konreid. Kristanna Loken (BloodRayne, Terminator 3) is Elora (the Whip Woman), an enchanted tree-like creature whose support proves critical to Farmer in the end. Will Sanderson (Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark) plays Bastian, Farmer's brother-in-law and Solana's brother. Brian J. White ("Second Time Around," Mr. 3000) plays Commander Tarish, who gives all of the military orders for the King. German Super Model Eva Padberg is Julia, Murielle's handmaiden.

Based on Gas Powered Games' wildly popular game, Dungeon Siege is directed by Uwe Boll from a screenplay by Doug Taylor, David S. Freeman and Glenn Benest. The film is executive produced by Boll KG's Uwe Boll (BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark) and Wolfgang Herold (BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark). Brightlight Pictures' Shawn Williamson (White Noise, Edison) and Daniel Clarke (The Long Weekend) will serve as producers. Shan Tam (Rumble in the Bronx) will serve as line producer. The behind-the-scenes team will be led by director of photography Mathias Neumann (BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark), production designer Jim Steuart (The Long Weekend, Scary Movie 3), costume designers Carla Hetland (The Butterfly Effect, Unforgiven) and Toni Rutter (Man of the House), and editor David M. Richardson (House of the Dead). Tony Ching-best known for his work on House of Flying Daggers and Hero-just signed on to helm the film's action sequences.

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