There we were talking about some of the classic movies that we’d all seen when an email came through about Hawk the Hunter, which is an upcoming sequel to the 1980 movie directed by Terry Marcel, Hawk the Slayer.

The original movie was a low-budget British independent movie, released by Lou Grade’s ITC, Hawk the Slayer has a gained cult status over the years since its release.

Starring 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.

With movie still being 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).

There is great news for fans of cult movie, as they can now have the chance to appear as extras in the long-awaited sequel, Hawk the Hunter, once the fundraising begins later this month.

Writer/director Terry Marcel, iconic rock musician Rick Wakeman and premier games and comic book publishing company Rebellion have joined forces for a crowd-funding campaign to finance the sequel.

Rick Terry
Hawk the Hunter UK & American Screenings

Hawk-Kickstarter-A4-PosterThe Launch for the Kickstarter will be on August 30, at a screening of Hawk the Slayer as part of London’s FrightFest Film Festival, Hawk the Slayer will then screen at the DragonCon sci-fi convention in Atlanta, GA and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Denver, Colorado over Labor Day weekend, with Marcel calling on fans to help raise the last 20 per cent of the budget to make the sequel.

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 replica’s.

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.

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.

As you can imagine here at Blazing Minds HQ we are really looking forward to this one, Hawk the Slayer was one of my most watched videos (yes video) back in the 80s/90s up to the point that the tape snapped, so the news that a sequel with Hawk the Hunter is fantastic news, suffice to say we will be keeping a close eye in this kickstarter and you never know, I may just try to grab some sort of part in the movie myself.

You can find out more about the project on the official Hawk the Hunter website at www.hawkthehunter.com and on their official Twitter at  @slayer_hawk.

 

 

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham