Medieval Script Sells to New Regency, McG Not Confirmed?
by Alex Billington
March 3, 2009
We've been hearing a lot of buzz in Hollywood recently about a screenplay called Medieval written by newcomers Alex Litvak and Michael Finch. Their screenplay sold in a studio battle for upwards of $1 million to New Regency Pictures, who has a distribution deal with Fox, although they haven't set any plans for this yet. Medieval's story is described as The Dirty Dozen set in medieval times. It's been called a "badass script" about seven imprisoned men - a gypsy, a thief, a samurai, a knight, a monk, an Arab and a Viking. New Regency is hoping to spin it into a "hyper-realistic action movie" similar to Zack Snyder's 300.
Initially, Production Weekly stated on Twitter that McG was attached as director. However, the Hollywood Reporter has no mention of McG, and considering he's already involved with the two Terminator follow-ups as well as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Dead Spy Running, I doubt it's something that he'd actually do (unless it's years from now). Thus I think McG's name must have been temporary, or something they were throwing around to consider, although that's since passed. Whatever the case, New Regency better find the right director, because Medieval sounds like it has some awesome potential!