Kirkcaldy-based Hex Studios is aiming to produce Dragon Knight, which it dubs “Game Of Thrones meets Braveheart”.
Best known for its work in horror movies, it’s a step into the world of fantasy, and this week saw the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to help fund it.
Dragon Knight is based on an original concept by studio founders Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly who promise it will also feature visual effects to rival any Hollywood blockbuster.
Lawrie Brewster, director/producer, said: “This is an incredibly ambitious film that is set to transform the landscape of independent cinema in Scotland, showcasing the best of local talent alongside all that the country has to offer in terms of natural beauty. and historic architecture.
“But to make this dream a reality, we need the support of fantasy movie fans.”
Producers have launched an online fundraising campaign to raise £70,000 – and donations have already topped £25,000.
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The film is billed as a gritty fantasy epic, set in the dystopian lands of Agonos, where a lone knight must embark on a perilous quest to save the world from a great and growing evil.
It was written by Sarah Daly who said, “What we’re trying with Dragon Knight shouldn’t be possible, but with a lot of hard work, dedication, passion, and help from the fans, we can make it happen. !”
“I’ve been a huge fantasy fan since I was a kid reading The Lord of the Rings or watching The Neverending Story, so it’s been a dream come true to have the opportunity to create my own fantasy world for Dragon Knight.
“I am honored and thrilled to see my story brought to life so beautifully by our cast and crew.”
The Hex Studios team has shared a first look at the project, with a trailer revealing the film’s far-reaching scope.
Their crowdfunding campaign also includes rewards ranging from t-shirts to special editions of the movie, exclusive t-shirts, movie cast thumbnails, and even production credits.