March 9, 2009
Newsbites: The period-piece edition!
2. New Regency has bought the script for a film called Medieval, about which little is known except that it "plays like 'The Dirty Dozen' in the age of castles, plagues and serfs," and the studio "hopes to spin [it] as a hyper-realistic action movie in the vein of '300.'" More emphasis on "hyper" than "realistic", then, I'm guessing. -- Variety, Hollywood Reporter
3. Guillermo Del Toro wants to make "a Gothic-Western retelling of 'The Count of Monte Cristo,'" which may or may not be called The Left Hand of Darkness. -- MTV Movies Blog