Visual effects supervisor Brian Metcalf is making his directorial debut with Fading of the Cries, a fantasy film he will direct from a script he wrote.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the independently financed film will star Thomas Ian Nicholas, who made his name in the American Pie franchise. The plot centers on a young man who defends his town from evil forces, aided by a magic sword. Jordan Matthews also will star.

No production date has been set.