Sci Fi net takes voyage with 'Drake'


Adrian Paul and Temuera Morrison are set to face off in Sci Fi's original movie "Captain Drake."

The cast of the pirate-themed fantasy-action movie also includes Wes Ramsey ("Charmed") and newcomer Sofia Pernas.

"Drake" stars Paul ("Highlander") as the title character, real-life English pirate/admiral/adventurer Frances Drake, who sets out on a quest to find the legendary Tree of Life to save the life of his daughter (Pernas). Along the way, he battles the Spanish Armada, sea monsters, a mystical Persian sorceress and the legendary Norse God-creature the Nidhogg. Ramsey will play Peter, Drake's first mate and Pernas' love interest.

Morrison, known for his role as Jango Fett in two of the "Star Wars" prequels, plays Drake's real-life adversary, the Spanish pirate Sandovate.

The movie, which is being filmed on location in the Black Sea and Eastern Europe, likely will debut late next year as part of Sci Fi's Saturday night lineup.

David Flores is directing from a script by Rafael Jordan, who has written multiple Sci Fi movies. Jeffery Beach and Phillip J. Roth of UFO Films are producing.

Paul is repped by Suzanne Bennett Harrison at Diverse Talent and Dave Fleming at Mosaic Media. Ramsey is repped by Marni Rosenzweig, Robert Attermann and Jill McGrath at Abrams Artists. Pernas is repped by Innovative Artists and manager Adam Griffin of Kritzer/Levine/Wilkins Entertainment.