Ridley Scott Sticking with the Bible to Produce 'David' Post-Goliath
With the first trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings on the way, we've got news that Ridley Scott will be sticking with the Bible to produce a new film for 20th Century Fox. Variety has word that Scott will reteam with Chernin Entertainment for David, a film inspired by the character from the well-known tale of David and Goliath. However, rather than focusing on the story that many who didn't even go to Sunday school still know, this will follow David in the events after his defeat of the hulking man that was Goliath. Reportedly Fox would like Scott to direct this film too, but at this time he's only on board as a producer. More below!
Scott is also supposed to direct The Martian, and it's been said the sci-fi film would be his next project, even before the sequel to Prometheus gets off the ground. Honestly, we're doubting that Scott will want to direct David for Fox, but if the script from Jonathan Stokes (El Gringo) is good enough, the project could entice him. Either way, it seems Hollywood is showing no signs of straying away from Bible stories with Noah earlier this year and now Exodus: Gods and Kings coming this winter. For now this project is in early development, so we'll see how this turns out. Interested?