When you are looking for a good dark fantasy thriller movie, you might find it difficult to choose among the scores of offerings that are in the Film industry. With so many choices, it is difficult to pick just one to watch. If you feel this way, you will surely be interested in movies based on the novels of Tracy Hickman. If you are, then you might be even more interested in what is already available online.
The first, and probably the most famous, movie based on a book is the TEMPEST series. It is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of the USA, after a massive hurricane throws the country off its feet. In a small coastal town, the survivors have to face their darkest days, while also trying to gather up the few remaining supplies to get through the storm.
The second movie from the same series is the Templar Dream. Although, the story of the Templar Dream is somewhat different from that of the previous movie. For one, this movie starts in Asia, where the once powerful Dr. Lao Shi-Ji was brought for treatment by the Chinese government. While in the hospital, Dr. Shi-Ji discovers an ancient book that is supposedly "a masterpiece." He was curious as to what the book could be, since it appears to be the key to immortality.
While in the hospital, Dr. Shi-Ji and his wife were attacked by the dreaded Imperialist forces. During the battle, Dr. Shi-Ji's wife was killed. As the days passed, she remained dead for quite some time, but she wakes up just long enough to read the book, which seemingly grants immortality.
As a result, avenge her death, Dr. Shi-Ji gets to the hospital where the book is hidden. While there, he finds that the book contains two methods to achieve immortality. One is to kill a master, and the other is to go down into the underground world, and fight each person that lives there. The plan, thus, is to learn how to defeat the master, so that he can be killed, thus allowing Dr. Shi-Ji to find the second method.
The Templar Dream may be somewhat similar to the Templar Storm. That being said, there are numerous differences. The focus of the movie is not on the number of lives that you can save, but rather, on finding the second method of immortality. Because of this, the film can be classified as a lot more action oriented than the first one.
Not only is the Movie titled as such, but so is the second book from the series, Troy: City of the Gods. Because of this, you can expect to find several books that are part of the series. These include a series of novels, an e-book, a CD-ROM and a video book. All are fun reads.
However, if you do not care to see a movie based on the TEMPEST series, or the movie starring Tom Cruise, but still want to see the movie from the minds of the author, Tracy Hickman, then you should know that there is the Movie from the author's back catalogue. While it is unlikely that you will ever see another movie like it, it is possible that you might eventually be able to see the movie from the movie. If you are planning to watch it, you will need to check your local library.