'Exorcism of Emily Rose' Director Takes on Biblical 'Goliath' Tale
We've heard about projects of literally Biblical proportions in the form of adaptations of The Bible Code and a planned 300-like retelling of the story of Moses, and now another Biblical tale is headed to the big screen. Heat Vision reports director Scott Derrickson, behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, is set to helm Goliath, a period action movie based on the familiar tale of David vs. Goliath. While the movie is supposed to be set in historical times, it will have a contemporary feel not unlike 300 with a spirit that apparently embodies Bourne Identity. But, I'm not really sure what that means.
Anyway, our story begins with the warrior Goliath is sent to track down the foretold king of the Israelites as the young shepherd David suddenly finds himself in the middle of an epic chase and adventure that leaves him fighting not just for his own life, but for the very existence of his family and people. Of course the two forces meet in a huge battle as the underdog David is forced to match brawn with Goliath. The script comes from John D. Payne and Patrick McKay who don't seem to have any widely known previous work to their names. Personally, I see this as a film in the same vein as Clash of the Titans, and considering Derrickson's re-imagining of The Day the Earth Stood Still, I'm hoping he has better skill in the epic arena. Anyone interested?