It seems you can’t throw a stick without hitting a new adaptation of Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK, the tale of Captain Ahab and his obsessive search for the great White Whale. From faithful films to under-the-radar modern updates, the titular sea monster has been everywhere and back again. Well…almost everywhere.
Enter THE AGE OF THE DRAGONS, the latest stab at this classic masterpiece. Set in a medieval time, we find the monster is no longer a white whale…but a white dragon.
In a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner, joins their quest. Ahab’s adopted daughter Rachel, beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel. Ahab’s obsession to seek revenge on a great “White Dragon” that slaughtered his family when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. In the White Dragon’s lair, Ahab’s secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael.
It may not be classic literature, but it sure looks like it will pack a punch! No released date has been set, as the film is currently in post-production. More info to follow!