Hawk the Hunter – Sequel to Hawk the Slayer I kid you not!
Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2009
Who would have thunk it. A sequel to the decidely beautifully dreadful yet cool Hawk the Slayer from 1980.
You remember the one. Had the bloke from the Carry On films (Bernard Bresslaw) as a giant (achieved by having the camera looking up at him from the ground), the Elf (Ray Charleson) who was very fast (achieved by repeating the same shot of him firing an arrow in quick succession).
It starred John Terry (Jack’s Dad from Lost) as Hawk (he was the hero don’t you know) and the scene munching genius of Jack Palance as Hawk’s villainous brother, Voltan (Dun-dun-Dahhh – that was suspenseful music) It also had the cool Mind-sword with the fist at the end of the hilt. That’s it. You remember now.
It was directed by Terry Marcel and now he is bringing Hawk back with Jinga Films in the deliciously titled, Hawk the Hunter. This time Hawk will be played by Tom Hardy (Layer Cake, Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Bronson). No word on who will be the big bad Voltan.
Always good to hear about a fantasy movie being made. As long as they keep the charm of the original but tone down the cheese it should be a great film. Got to be better than Krull anyway! Does anyone want to make me a Krull Sucks T-Shirt?
Below is the trailer for the original Hawk the Slayer.