Friday, June 12, 2020

News: The Legend of Tomiris Releases September 29 From Well Go USA

Well Go USA Entertainment has locked all North American distribution rights with Arclight Films for the action adventure THE LEGEND OF TOMIRIS, a powerful portrayal of the legendary Queen Tomiris directed by award-winning director Akan Satayev (The Liquidator). The film is slated for a September 29 release in North America.

Starring Kazakhstan standouts Almira Tursyn (as Tomiris), Adil Akhmetov (as Argun), and Aizhan Lighg (as Sardana)––who perform all of their own action-packed stunts––THE LEGEND OF TOMIRIS tells the real life story of the great queen who, along with her female warriors, united divided nomadic tribes to create a powerful nation capable of repelling the likes of Persia. According to historical accounts, Tomiris and her army very likely served as the downfall of Cyrus the Great, who was foolish enough to challenge the peoples of the Great Steppe and their inimitable leader.

While Queen Tomiris lived 2,500 years ago, her legacy continues to thrive today. She was not only a mother and warrior but also an incomparable strategist credited with the creation of Scythian female warrior divisions that served as the basis for tales of the Amazon warriors. Indeed, Tomiris’ influence was such that her life was described in detail by famed Greek historian Herodotus, her beauty was depicted on many European works of art and her legacy has endured for millennia to inspire people throughout Central Asia.

“There is a strong appetite for real life stories of powerful women, stories that deserve to be told,” said Gary Hamilton, chairman of Arclight Films. “TOMIRIS tells one such story, and coupled with its exquisite landscapes and exceptional production values, it is an epic film that will enthrall audiences. When Kazakh-American film producer Gia Noortas (and head of the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles) introduced us to this special project, we immediately recognized the extraordinary potential of this film. We are thrilled that our friends at Well Go USA are on board to bring the inspiring story of Queen Tomiris to U.S. audiences.”

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