Burn This! Photos from Reign of Fire

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Article Date: January 3, 2002 | Publication: IGN Film Force | Author: Steve Head
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Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Izabella Scorupco enter the dragon's lair.

It was a short vacation; about a week (and really our first in two years kinda strange being away for that long), but we're back, and we've brought some intriguing items from the photo vault. In addition to new photos from Treasure Planet, Lilo & Stitch and The Country Bears, here's a first-look at photos (below) from the fantasy/actioner Reign of Fire.

Storywise, Reign of Fire begins in the present-day: twelve-year-old Quinn Abercomby's mother is a construction engineer, who, while excavating a building site, awakens a dragon from its two-thousand-year hibernation. Jump forward twenty years, and the dragon's offspring have reduced humanity to near extinction. Quinn (Christian Bale) is a Fire Chief in London, one of the few remaining cities, and is responsible for keeping the fire-breathing beasts at bay. With few options left, Quinn and Co. band with an American dragon-slayer, Denton Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), who has a plan that he claims will exterminate all dragons.

Co-starring starring in Reign of Fire is Izabella Scorupco (Vertical Limit) as Alex, a pilot; along with Gerard Butler (as Creedy), Doug Cockle (as Goosh), Rory Keenan (as Devon), Scott Moutter (as Jared), Benny Nieves (as Alvarez), and Alexander Siddig (as Ajay).

Reign of Fire is directed by Rob Bowman, with cinematography by Adrian Biddle. The screenplay was written by by Matt Greenberg and Terry Hayes, based on a story by Gregg Chabot & Kevin Paterka. Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Richard D. Zanuck, and Lili Fini Zanuck are the producers. Mark Snow (The X-Files) will provide the original music, and The Secret Lab will provide the dragons.

Reign of Fire opens July 12.

The official site will be located at ReignOfFire.com.