“Andy and I are both honored and excited about teaming up on this project. We see the opportunity to combine our collective experience in directing, producing, and stunt coordination - on many of the world’s biggest budget films - and create something truly epic. We have not only the technical experience and expertise, but a deep passion for bringing Danica’s vision to life,” Says Vic.
“And when it comes to horses and action sequences, there is nobody on the planet more knowledgeable and seasoned in the art of heavy action direction than Vic,” says Andy. “I am always keen on Producing and working on massive pictures like this one with Vic. Even with Andy in prep on the new Spiderman, and Vic gearing up to Direct Nicholas Cage in the long anticipated remake of The Left Behind Series, they are excited to start working with Danica and world renowned Casting Director, Robyn Owen, on casting the film soon.
Rumored to be filming in China, Hawaii, Malta and potentially in the UK, Danica Fontaine adapted the screenplay from her award winning book series, The Order of Ethyrea. Having recently been awarded the Gold Star Award from Publisher’s Desk for both book one and book two in the series, she was also a nominee for the Shorty Awards as an Author last year. Starting her own production company and building the film crew from the ground up with her Partner, Lou Rawls, Jr, son of the Great Lou Rawls, she has slowly assembled some of the brightest minds in the industry into an 80 million dollar Blockbuster film franchise that now has guaranteed distribution, and several household names attached to the project.
When asked about her thoughts on the Armstrong’s coming on board, Writer and Producer Danica Fontaine said, “I am honored and humbled by this most amazing turn of events. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that something so amazing and so fantastic could become of my Ethyrea! Vic and Andy Armstrong are icons in the film industry. Their combined experience in directing, producing, and stunt coordination on nearly 30 of the last decades biggest blockbusters speaks for itself. It just makes sense on every level to bring them on board, and I am beyond confident in their ability to bring the magic and wonder of Ethyrea to the silver screen.”
The film crew assembled to work on this production is pretty amazing themselves. Collectively, they have worked on massive productions such as Skyfall, Gladiator, Braveheart, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Race to Witch Mountain, Mission Impossible II & III, 300, Red, Salt, Total Recall 2012, War Horse, The Hobbit, Clash of the Titans, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, Armageddon, and even the Twilight series just to name a few.
In addition to Vic and Andy Armstrong coming in as Ethyrea’s Directors, are numerous award winning animation studios and individuals, including DQ Entertainment, winner of the 2012 International Animation Studio of the Year award, Legendary Producer Billy Badalato, known for his work on Around the World in 80 days, About Schmidt, Dear John, Alien: Resurrection, Top Gun, Broken Arrow and even Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Visual Effect Supervisors Stephen Sobisky, known for his work on Shrek, Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan and Antz, as well as legendary Cinematographer Dean Cundey, responsible for Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, Hook, and the Back to the Future Films.