Renowned Action Director Tony Ching to Choreograph Uwe Boll’s Dungeon Siege

TONY CHING SIGNS ON
AS ACTION CHOREOGRAPHER FOR UWE BOLL’S DUNGEON SIEGE
 
Latest Boll KG/Brightlight Film Based On Popular Video Game Goes Before
Cameras July 3 in Vancouver 

 

 
Vancouver, British
Columbia (June 23, 2005)

– Renowned action director and choreographer Tony Ching–best known for his
work on House of Flying Daggers and Hero–has signed on to helm
the action sequences for director, executive producer Uwe Boll’s Dungeon
Siege
, it was announced today by producer Shawn Williamson of
Brightlight Pictures.
 
Based on the wildly popular
video game by Gas Powered Games, Dungeon Siege will be 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). 
The producers will announce principal cast shortly.
 
Mining the game’s rich
action to weave a classic fable of sword and sorcery, the story begins when
Farmer’s wife, Solana, takes their only son to town to sell their harvest, and
are attacked by Krugs, ferocious animal-warriors controlled by the evil magus,
Gallian. In the battle, their son is killed and Solana is kidnapped. Farmer
arrives too late to save her. Consumed with revenge but holding onto the hope
that she may be still alive, Farmer sets out with his old friend, Norick, to
find her.  What he doesn’t realize is that his very world is being threatened
by Gallian who wants to overthrow the ruling leader, King Konreid. Farmer must
ally himself with Merick, the only other surviving magus, and take part in a
war to end Gallian’s domination and destruction as the King’s traitorous
nephew, Duke Fallow, commits treason and launches a coup. Only when Farmer,
orphaned as a child, gets close to saving his wife is he told that he not just
an ordinary man but the son of the King and heir to the throne, and must
choose between loyalty to his family and the duty of prince.
 
I’m excited to have Tony and
his team choreographing the action in my movie in not a typical Hollywood kind
of way," stated Uwe Boll.  "We’ve developed action sequences never seen
before."
 
Shawn Williamson added, "We
are thrilled to be working with Tony Ching.  His action sequences are
state-of-the-art and will be a tremendous addition to the film."
 
Gas Powered
Games was founded in May 1998 by Chris Taylor, creator of the award-winning
Total Annihilation(tm). Located in the Pacific Northwest, GPG is a
short distance from Seattle, Washington.  GPG is devoted to creating
immersive, state-of-the-art games that push the boundaries of video game
entertainment.  The company’s first project,

Dungeon Siege
was released in April 2002, with the sequel,
Dungeon Siege II to be released in August.  Dungeon Siege the
movie is currently in pre-production with filming due to start this summer. 
Check
www.gaspowered.com
for more information on
all Gas Powered Games projects.
 
Uwe Boll has had a
tremendously successful career as a director, writer and producer.  His
films-all based on video game properties, include BloodRayne, Alone in the
Dark
, and House of the Dead.
 
A feature film and television
production company based in Vancouver, BC, Brightlight develops, finances and
produces independent feature films and television projects for the domestic
and international marketplace.  Company principals and producers, Stephen
Hegyes and Shawn Williamson, have produced over 55 productions in the last 12
years and over and over 15 productions since the launch of the company in
2001.  Projects include Bruce Sweeney’s Last Wedding which opened the
2001 Toronto International Film Festival and starred Molly Parker and The
Long Weekend
a Canada/UK co-production between Brightlight Pictures and
Gold Circle Films UK starring Chris Klein and Brendan Fehr.  Also in
partnership with Gold Circle Films UK, Brightlight Pictures produced Jiminy
Glick in LaLa Wood
, starring Martin Short.  The film was chosen for the
closing night gala event.  Brightlight Pictures Line Produced Edison
for Millennium Filmsa and Emmett Furla Films starring Kevin Spacey, Morgan
Freeman, LL Cool J and Justin Timberlake.  Brightlight Pictures also produced
BloodRayne starring Kristanna Loken, Sir Ben Kingsley, Matt Davis,
Michelle Rodriguez and Michael Madsen which shot in Romania.   Brightlight
Brightlight Pictures produced Whisper in partnership with Gold Circle
Films starring Josh Holloway, Joel Edgerton, Dulé Hill.