Your upcoming movie The Assassin's Apprentice: Silbadores of the
Canary Islands - in a few words, what is it about?
The Assassin’s Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands,
is a sequel to the award-winning The
both of which feature a young assassin-in-training named Kaylee (Tarah
Paige) and her various triumphs and mishaps. In this sequel, Kaylee,
and her drone sidekick Freerunner, must protect a secret society of Canary
Island Silbadors, who work with her organization TAA Corp., from a deadly
counter-assassin (Gary Graham).
closely will The Assassin's Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary
Islands follow the original The
Assassin's Apprentice, and was the first one made with a sequel in
mind from the get-go?
The Assassin’s Apprentice:
Silbadores of the Canary Islands will closely follow the original
role of Kaylee of The
Assassin's Apprentice, and will introduce new
characters including a weapons expert (Armin Shimerman), a
counter-assassin (Gary Graham) and a TAA Corp. assassin (Ryan T. Husk).
What can you tell us about The
Assassin's Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands' writer Paul
Hickman, and what's your collaboration like?
I met Paul
Hickman during the production of my feature-length film Occupants,
and we have been collaborating ever since on a number of projects.
When he asked me to be the director of The
I of course said yes.
from the title, you're going to film at least part of The Assassin's
Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands on the Canary Islands -
so what do you think are the advantages but maybe also challenges filming
The advantage of filming in the Canary Islands is
authenticity. In the sequel, we will be using actual Silbadores –
practitioners of the ancient whistling language of Silbo Gomero – as
well as the traditional landscapes in which Silbadores have lived for many
generations. Of course, it is more difficult and expensive to film
abroad, but we feel that the authenticity factor is worth it.
What have you planned for The Assassin's
Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands on the action and stunts
side of things?
Tarah Paige, our lead actor, is an
accomplished stunt performer and former nationally-ranked gymnast.
There are plenty of new action and stunts planned for Tarah as she defends
the Silbadors from the counter-assassin.
What can you tell us about the film's
projected overall look and feel?
The look and feel will be
similar to that of The
Assassin's Apprentice, but with
additional SciFi elements.
From what I know, The
Assassin's Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands will have
quite a stellar cast - so do talk about the movie's key actors for a bit!
with our tradition of hiring some of our favorite Star Trek
Picardo, Marina Sirtis) for our first film, we reached out to veteran
actors Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer) and Gary Graham (Star Trek: Enterprise, Alien
Nation) for this
sequel. Both are superb actors, and we look forward to working with
currently running a fundraiser for The Assassin's Apprentice:
Silbadores of the Canary Islands - so what can you tell us about
The campaign is going well, and as of
September 20, 2018 we have reached 86% of our funding goal with 24 days to
go. Once we reach our funding goals, expect some stretch goals to
fund even more action, stunts, special effects and location shots!
Once the budget's in place, what's the
schedule? And any idea when and where the film might be released, however
We are hoping to begin shooting on Gran
Canaria in November or December, and continue shooting in Los Angeles in
January or February.
Will there ever be another The
Assassin's Apprentice-movie? And/or other future projects you'd like
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We currently have a feature-length script for a
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