The Hollywood Reporter posts that Brian Metcalf, a visual effects supervisor, is making his directorial debut with a fantasy flick called Fading of the Cries. The indie film will star Thomas Ian Nicholas as "a young man who defends his town from evil forces, aided by a magic sword." I looked, twice, but the magic word "comedy" is nowhere to be seen. Is this really for real? And who on earth decided that TIN would be the right guy for a fantasy film? It's not quite Jessica Simpson doing Shakespeare, but it's surprising enough.
I can barely wrap my head around the thought of Nicholas seriously carrying around a "magic sword." How about you?