Tales of an Ancient Empire

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Tales of an Ancient Empire
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Albert Pyun
Produced by Nicholas Celozzi
Cynthia Curnan
Sazzy Lee Calhoun
Written by Cynthia Curnan
Starring Kevin Sorbo
Whitney Able
Victoria Maurette
Lee Horsley
Music by Anthony Riparetti
Release dates
  • July 31, 2010 (2010-07-31) (Fright Night Film Festival)
Running time 85 min.
Country United States
Language English

Tales of an Ancient Empire is a 2010 American fantasy-sword and sorcery film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Kevin Sorbo, Whitney Able, Michael Paré, Victoria Maurette and Lee Horsley. It is the sequel to Pyun's directorial debut, The Sword and the Sorcerer.


Queen Ma’at (Jennifer Siebel Newsom) finds her kingdom of Abelar under attack when treasure seekers accidentally open the tomb of vampire queen Xia (Whitney Able). The Queen sends her half-sister, Princess Tanis (Melissa Ordway), to the outlaw city of Douras to find her real father (Michael Paré) so he can save the kingdom. Meanwhile, servant girl Kara (Victoria Maurette) -who shares the same father as Tanis, but her mother is Xia- discovers her true nature as a vampire and begins hunting Tanis. Once in Douras, the Princess finds her half-brother Aedan (Kevin Sorbo) and convinces him to help her. Together they locate half-sister Malia (Sarah Ann Schultz), half-sister Rajan (Janelle Giumarra) and her daughter Alana (Inbar Lavi). With this small group they plan to stop the vampire queen Xia before it is too late.



The sequel was originally announced in the end credits of The Sword and the Sorcerer.

Director Pyun announced to the movie news website Ain't It Cool News in August 2007 that the sequel was in preproduction.[1]


The film ends with a cliffhanger and the promise of a second sequel entitled Red Moon.


The film had its official North American premiere at the Fright Night Film Fest during July 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.[2]


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