Johnny Depp-produced REX MUNDI finds new writers
While he’s going to be in front of the camera for the upcoming fourth film in the PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN film, ON STRANGER TIDES, Johnny Depp has just gotten a pair of new writers for a film he’ll be behind in a wholly different manner.
THR is reporting that TRON: LEGACY writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have been tapped to write the upcoming WB project, REX MUNDI, which will see Depp produce, along with his shingle Infintium Nihil.
MUNDI is based off of the comic series of the same name, and is “set in an alternate Europe in which the Protestant Reformation was crushed by the Catholic Church, resulting in the continuing of a medieval power structure where magic is also real. The story is set in 1933 and centers on a pathologist who investigates the mysterious death of the priest who found him as an orphan, a trail that ultimately leads to a quest for the Holy Grail.”
Personally, while we get a comic book movie seemingly daily nowadays, it’s projects like this that really make the most sense: little-known books with interesting narratives, all of which could make for a really interesting project. I’m not familiar with the book itself, so I can’t say anything with regards to its quality, but it does sound intriguing. I'm not too keen on writers who worked on the rather deplorable screenplay that was TRON: LEGACY, but hopefully this will prove to be able to live up to the potential.
What do you think?
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