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Tony Todd To Star In 'Minotaur'

By Caillan
August 15, 2001 - 11:49 AM

Tony Todd, who played Worf's brother Kurn on TNG and DS9, is set to star in the upcoming fantasy film, 'Minotaur.'

"It's [...] sort of 'Lord of the Flies,' about a group of village kids who go searching for the mythological Minotaur, and they stumble upon my kingdom," Todd told the Sci-Fi Wire.

"I play a demented king who's into hedonism and sadism," he continued. "I control the Minotaur. It parallels modern society. It starts shooting on October 15, six weeks in Wales and London at the legendary Pinewood Studios. I'm really looking forward to it, because I like going out of this country and working."

Based on the Greek myth, the film will also star Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Shakespearian veteran Derek Jacobi. Director Jonathan English is slated to helm the movie.

'Minotaur' isn't the only upcoming feature project for Todd, as he's expected to return in the sequel to the 2000 horror film, 'Final Destination.' Todd and actress Ali Larter are the only members of the original cast who will appear in film. "That's what they tell me, but they haven't made an offer yet," the actor said. "I've read the script. It's a good script."

In the sequel, Todd's role will be slightly larger. "My role's expanded a bit. [...] I play the mortician," he said. "And once again, they ask me for advice about death. And I say, 'Look kids, don't cheat death.' That's pretty much the extent of my role."

Apart from Kurn, Todd's Star Trek guest parts include the role of old Jake Sisko in DS9's 'The Visitor,' and the Alpha Hirogen in Voyager's 'Prey.' The actor also appeared in the Babylon 5 telemovie, 'A Call To Arms,' as well as the 'Candyman' feature films.

The 'Minotaur' article can be found here, and the 'Final Destination 2' report here at the Sci-Fi Wire.

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