SCI FI will premiere the two-night movie event Knights of Bloodsteel (formerly titled Mirabilis) on Sunday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET, with the second half of the four-hour fantasy adventure airing the following Monday at 9.
David James Elliott (JAG), Natassia Malthe (Elektra) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) star in the movie, set against the backdrop of knights, sorcerers and dragons, where heroes battle the forces of darkness.
Knights of Bloodsteel is produced by Reunion Pictures, with RHI Entertainment distributing the project internationally. Sam Egan (Sanctuary) wrote the script.
The film's world, called Mirabilis, is dependent on the rare metal called "bloodsteel," a precious element that is the source of all magical power. But the bloodsteel is running out, and the forces of evil—led by the ruthless and powerful Dragon Eye —are descending on Mirabilis to take control of the remaining bloodsteel.
Acting on an ancient prophecy, the elf wizard Tesselink (Lloyd) recruits four ordinary people to save Mirabilis: a human vigilante, John Serragoth (Elliott); an elf bounty hunter, Perfidia (Malthe); a goblin with extrasensory powers, Ber-lak (Dru Viergever); and a young con man, Adric (Christopher Jacot). Together they become the Knights of Bloodsteel and undertake a quest for the mythical Crucible, reputed to be the source of all bloodsteel.