CATEGORIES Action, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Fandom, Scripts, Distribution, Movie News, CinematicalSome movies feel like they've been on the way since the Revolutionary War. Perennial rumors occasionally renew hope, new writers are assigned, new directors express interest, new studios pick up the license ... but these hopefuls just can't seem to make it out of what the business refers to as "development hell." One such film has been a Dragonlance project, based on the popular fantasy setting. Rumors ranging from a Canadian film to a Henson Co. film have cropped up and subsequently died over the years, but it appears as though we've finally found one which is going to stick, because vocal work has already been recorded for it. Yes, recorded -- it's going to be a CGI 2D/3D animation film this time.
If you swing on over by Lucy Lawless' website (holy cow, I never thought I'd find myself typing that phrase), you can read her somewhat interesting thoughts on doing voice work for Dragonlance. Says Lawless: "I played a character called Goldmoon, a Native American. We played around with accents awhile. I didn't know she was Native A till I got there and so didn't have time to research the accent (not many of those where I come from). More staccato! More commanding! More warm! Less disjointed! . . . Ummm, do you just want me to do Xena? Ahh, yes! That's it, do Xena! The voice is perfect! So warm, so commanding, so . . . yeah, yeah, let's get on with it." Wait? You mean to say Lucy Lawless doesn't have tremendous acting range? Who would have ever guessed?
In other comments, Lawless also felt the need to share that this project has no lesbian subtext. I'm not sure why she felt this was significant to mention, nor exactly what her thoughts on the matter are ... but you can rest assured your Dragonlance will be lesbian free.