Rhys-Davies, Hauer Join “Black Angel” Film

John Rhys-Davies and Rutger Hauer have joined the cast of “Black Angel,” a feature-length version of the short film that was first attached to screenings of “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980.

A 45-day campaign has begun on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in the hopes of getting together some supplemental financing for “Black Angel: The Feature Film”. Roger Christian, who penned and directed the original short, will return in those capacities here.

A Belgium, Hungary, Canada and U.K. co-production, the film aims to be shot in an “earthy and authentic style combining high adventure with high drama”. Production is slated for September in Hungary, Belgium, Morocco and Scotland.

The story follows a knight who undertakes a classic hero’s journey to fight the Black Angel, the Demon Kings commander in the lands of Serandal. Guided by a sorcerer and the daughter of a rival king, they take on an epic adventure.

Harald Reichebner, Sean O’Kelly, Alex Tate and Andrew Loveday will produce. The short film, though to be lost for decades, was rediscovered several years ago and released online not long ago.

Source: Variety