Fans of cult movie Hawk the Slayer will be offered the chance to appear as extras in the long-awaited sequel, Hawk the Hunter, once fundraising begins on Sunday.
Writer/director Terry Marcel, iconic rock musician Rick Wakeman and premier games and comic book publishing company Rebellion have joined forces for a crowdfunding campaign to finance the sequel.
Launching the Kickstarter on August 30, at a screening of Hawk the Slayer as part of London’s FrightFest Film Festival, Marcel will call on fans to help raise the final 20 per cent of the budget to make the sequel.
Hawk the Slayer will then be screened at the DragonCon sci-fi convention in Atlanta, GA and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Denver, Colorado over Labor Day weekend.
In return for their financial pledges, supporters of the campaign will have the opportunity to appear as extras in the upcoming movie or pick up other exclusive Hawk the Hunter rewards, such as a limited number of Mindsword replicas.
|Ray Charleson as fan-favourite Crow in the original movie|
Terry Marcel, the writer/director of Hawk the Slayer, has brought back American actor Ray Charleson, who played Crow the elf in the first movie, as an ‘ancient tree elf’ in Hawk the Hunter.
Rick Wakeman, a lover of the original movie and its distinctive soundtrack, is to produce the sequel’s film score from his Norfolk studio.
|Rick Wakeman & Terry Marcel|
Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley, himself a self-confessed “massive Hawk fan”, is creating the film’s CGI as well as investing in the production. There is also a Hawk game and comic book in the works.
London-based independent film and TV production company Westwood Productions Limited (WPL) has partnered with Baltic Films to co-produce Hawk the Hunter.
The movie will be shot at locations in Lithuania and England.
Content Media Corp is attached as Hawk the Hunter’s sales agents.
The original Hawk the Slayer was a low budget British independent movie, released by Lou Grade’s ITC in 1980, which gained cult status over the ensuing years. It starred Jack Palance (Shane) and John Terry (Lost), alongside an impressive who’s who of British actors, including Bernard Bresslaw, Roy Kinnear, Warren Clarke, Patricia Quinn, and Annette Crosbie.
The movie is still held in high esteem by many people within the film and music industry, such as Simon Pegg and Bill Bailey (Spaced), Sean Maguire (actor), and Gary Whitta (screen writer, Book of Eli).