If you're a normal person, when you read Moby Dick you thought, "Wouldn't it be cooler if this book was set in the middle ages, and had dragons instead of whales?" Now a movie goes where Herman Melville never dared!
Seriously, we were excited about this flick back when it was called Dragon Fire and all we knew was that Danny Glover would be playing the dragon-scarred, obsessed Ahab on a quest for the white dragon that killed his family.
Though of course it could never rival the ultimate medieval monster movie, Outlander, I think it's possible that Age of the Dragons will at least give Reign of Fire a run for its money.
Here's the official synopsis:
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.
I'm actually a serious Melville fan, so I won't bore you with chatter about how Ahab and Queequeg are kind of the same guy in this story, and how interesting that is. But, if there are any other Melville geeks out there, WHOA THIS IS COOL.
(Props to Undead Backbrain for spotting the trailer.)