Forbidden Empire (Original title Вий; Viy) is a 2014 joint Russian/Ukrainian/Czech fantasy thriller, very loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's novel Viy. This is the seventh ecranisation of Gogol's novel. The first (1909), second (1912) and third (1916) are believed to be lost; the fourth is the well-known 1967 film Viy, a.k.a. Viy: Spirit of Evil) (which is very close to the original text); the fifth is A Holy Place (Sveto mesto) (1990), and the sixth is The Power of Fear (Vedma) (2006) (although the 1990, 2006 and 2014 films are very loosely based on the original novel). The second part of the story was adapted to the subsequent film Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask.
N.B. Viy is the evil god of East Slavic, pre-Christian mythology.
The following weapons were used in the film Forbidden Empire:
Hadley of London 1760 Flintlock Pistol (replica)
The Kolser S.A. made replica of Hadley of London 1760 Flintlock Pistol is used by Dorosh.
Augsburg Multibarrel Turnover Flintlock Pistol
Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) owns a three barrel Flintlock Pepperbox (with a three frizzen for each barrel). The gun is the Kolser S.A. made replica of a three-barrel turnover pistol made in Augsburg allegedly in 1775. At one point, this gun was taken from him by Gorobets (Anatoliy Gushchin).
Two Wheellock Pistols (different types) can be seen hanged on the wall of Sotnik's home.
Percussion Cap Pistol
Panas (Aleksandr Karpov) and Gritsko (Oleg Taktarov) owns a Matchlock Muskets. Yavtukh (Valeriy Zolotukhin) briefly holds one. Another Matchlock Musket can be seen hanged on the wall of Sotnik's home.
Infantry Musket M1845 (mocked up as flintlock)
Ostap (Ruslan Ustinov) carry an anachronistic Infantry Musket M1845 (with a fake flint lock) durng the final credit.
Cannon can be seen in the Ostap's workshop.