TWO-NIGHT MOVIE EVENT 'KNIGHTS OF BLOODSTEEL' PREMIERES APRIL 19 ON SCI FI
Four-Hour Fantasy Adventure Stars David James Elliott, Natassia Malthe, and Christopher Lloyd
New York, NY � February 24, 2009 � SCI FI will premiere the two-night movie event Knights of Bloodsteel (formerly titled Mirabilis) on Sunday, April 19 at 9pm ET with the second half of the four-hour fantasty adventure airing on Monday, April 20 at 9pm ET. David James Elliott (JAG), Natassia Malthe (Elektra) and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future) star in the movie event set against the backdrop of knights, sorcerers and dragons where heroes battle the forces of darkness.
Knights of Bloodsteel is produced by Reunion Pictures (Lisa Richardson, Matthew O'Connor, Tom Rowe) with RHI Entertainment, (Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr.) distributing the project internationally. Reunion Pictures acquired the rights to the property from Industry Entertainment's Keith Addis and Andrew Deane. Emmy-nominated Sam Egan (Sanctuary, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits) wrote the script.
Mirabilis is a world dependent upon the rare metal called "bloodsteel," a precious element that is the source of all magical power -- and now the bloodsteel is running out. The forces of evil, led by the ruthless and powerful Dragon Eye, are descending on Mirabilis to take control of the remaining bloodsteel. Acting on an ancient prophecy, the elf wizard Tesselink (Lloyd) recruits four ordinary people to save Mirabilis. A human vigilante John Serragoth (Elliott), an elf bounty hunter Perfidia (Malthe), a goblin with extrasensory powers Ber-lak (Dru Viergever), and a young conman Adric (Christopher Jacot) become the Knights of Bloodsteel. They undertake a quest for the mythical Crucible, reputed to be the source of all bloodsteel. Dragon Eye and his army are also looking for the Crucible, as whoever finds it first will have unlimited power.
RHI Entertainment (NASDAQ: RHIE) develops, produces and distributes new made-for-television movies, miniseries and other television programming worldwide, and is the leading provider of new long-form television content in the United States. Under the leadership of Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., RHI has produced and distributed thousands of hours of quality television programming, and RHI's productions have received more than 100 Emmy Awards. In addition to the development, production and distribution of new content, RHI owns rights to more than 1,000 titles, or over 3,500 broadcast hours of long-form television programming, which are licensed to broadcast and cable networks and new media outlets globally. For more consumer information visit www.rhitv.com
Reunion Pictures (www.reunionpictures.ca) is a Canadian-based company that develops and finances high quality television and multi-platform properties. Launched in 2004 the partners' experience of having collectively produced over a billion dollars worth of award-winning filmed entertainment, Reunion Pictures has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and has won Genies and Geminis as well as the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Television. Reunion Pictures' list of credits includes a # 1 US box office release (Butterfly Effect), #1 US network mini-series (10.5), and two #1 cable mini-series (Tin Man and Earthsea, produced with RHI Entertainment for SCI FI Channel).
Industry Entertainment is a leading talent management and production company that has produced award-winning films including The Player, Requiem for a Dream and Quills. Industry Entertainment most recently executive produced Fear Itself for NBC, a re-purposed version of Industry's acclaimed anthology series, Masters of Horror, which aired on Showtime, and featured one-hour movies from such illustrious genre filmmakers as John Carpenter, Takashi Miike, Joe Dante, John Landis, Dario Argento, Tobe Hopper, Stuart Gordon, Brad Anderson and series creator Mick Garris himself. Industry also executive-produced the recent anthology series Masters of Science Fiction for ABC.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 94 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.