In present-day London, 10-year-old Quinn visits his construction engineer mother at her work. When he crawls into a cavern the workers have uncovered, he finds a large, fire-breathing dragon--which destroys the site and kills his mother. Fast-forward to 2020. Quinn (Christian Bale, AMERICAN PSYCHO) is living in a castle in Northumberton, the leader of survivors of the dragon plague which has wiped out a large portion of the human population. He and his colony, including dozens of orphans, eke out an existence in hopes that the human race will someday take back the planet from the gigantic, winged monsters. Enter Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), a war-mad American and his team of military trained fighters. They offer to team up with Quinn and his people, but only if they consent to the American's extreme tactics to destroy the fire-breathing beasts.
Directed by Rob Bowman (X FILES), REIGN OF FIRE combines elements of ALIENS, THE ROAD WARRIOR, and 1981's DRAGONSLAYER for a potent genre cocktail that takes a traditionally medieval monster into the future and injects it into state-of-the-art action sequences. The film plays as post-apocalyptic sci-fi, but the stunningly executed dragon sequences are pure horror, especially as the menacing creatures slaughter prominent characters with extreme speed and ruthlessness.
Gary Barber - Executive Producer
Jonathan Glickman - Producer
Jon Glickman - Producer
Roger Birnbaum - Producer/Executive
Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Christian Bale - Welsh actor, BATMAN BEGINS
Matthew McConaughey - American actor, SAHARA, FOOL'S GOLD
Lili Fini Zanuck - American Producer/Director
Rob Bowman - Director/"Airborne"
Terry Hayes - Australian Screenwriter
Izabella Scorupco - Actress/"Goldeneye"
Adrian Biddle - Director Of Photography, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING (2006)
Joan Bergin - Costume Designer
Gregg Chabot - Screenwriter, REIGN OF FIRE (2002)
Gerard Butler - Scottish actor, 300
Alice Krige - Actress/In UK
Alexander Siddig - Actor, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
Siddig El Fadil - Actor, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 102
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936191417
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (intense action violence)
- Release Date: June 2015
Theatrical release: JULY 12, 2002
"...With enormous wingspans and nasty, lizard-like bodies, able to incinerate large areas and swallow humans in a single tasty gulp, the dragons are creatures of a certain creepy elegance as well as undeniable potency..." - 07/12/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C6
"...It has a jamming B-picture buzz -- the kind of swift filmmaking and high spirits that have been missing from movies for a while..." - 07/12/2002 New York Times, p.E17
"...A rip-roaring videogame-busy, Mad Maximum entertainment....The story is enlivened by a throwaway good humor rare as dragon's eggs..." - 07/26/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.45
"...A seamless merging of high concept and technology that dwarfs all previous pretenders....[With] Oscar-caliber visual effects and art direction..." - 09/01/2002 Box Office, p.156