Reign of Fire

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Reign of Fire (Touchstone Movie)

“Reign of Fire” is a 2002 post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Rob Bowman. The movie is set in a dystopian future where dragons have been awakened from their slumber and have taken over the world. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as Denton Van Zan, a tough American soldier, and Christian Bale as Quinn Abercromby, the leader of a group of survivors in England.

In the film’s backstory, dragons were once thought to be mythical creatures until they were accidentally awakened in London during a construction project. The dragons quickly spread across the globe, destroying cities and decimating humanity. In the present day, the survivors are living in fear and struggling to survive, as the dragons have disrupted the ecosystem and caused widespread devastation.

Van Zan, an American dragon slayer, arrives in England with a plan to kill the male dragon responsible for all the destruction. He teams up with Quinn and his group of survivors to take on the formidable task of saving humanity from the dragon menace. The movie explores themes of courage, survival, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.

“Reign of Fire” is known for its impressive visual effects, particularly the realistic and fearsome portrayal of the dragons. The film also features intense action sequences and gripping suspense as the characters fight for their lives against the formidable creatures.

While “Reign of Fire” received mixed reviews upon its release, it has gained a cult following over the years for its unique premise and thrilling dragon battles. The film’s strong performances from McConaughey and Bale, as well as its high-concept post-apocalyptic setting, make it an enjoyable watch for fans of fantasy and action genres.

Reign of Fire

Additional Details


  • Christian Bale: Quinn Abercromby
  • Matthew McConaughey: Denton Van Zan
  • Izabella Scorupco: Alex Jensen
  • Gerard Butler: Creedy
  • Scott Moutter: Jared Wilke
  • David Kennedy: Eddie Stax
  • Alexander Siddig: Ajay
  • Ned Dennehy: Barlow
  • Rory Keenan: Devon
  • Terence Maynard: Gideon
  • Doug Cockle: Goosh
  • Randall Carlton: Burke
  • Chris Kelly: Mead
  • Ben Thornton: Young Quinn
  • Alice Krige: Karen Abercromby


  • Director: Rob Bowman
  • Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Dean Zanuck
  • Screenplay: Matt Greenberg, Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka

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