Rob Cohen Goes Medieval, Drops xXx Sequel

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In March it was announced that McG had signed on to develop and possibly direct Medieval, a spec script by Mike Finch & Alex Litvak sold for $800,000 against $1.6 million.  But McG has too many other projects on his plate, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo at Disney, a big screen adaptation of the musical Spring Awakening for Warner Bros and possibly fifth Terminator film.

So who is going to take over for McG? Super duper hack director Rob Cohen. You know, the guy who directed The Fast and the Furious, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Stealth and xXx.

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Photos have surfaced of Black Death, starring Sean Bean and Carice van Houten. The project isn’t totally new — it is shooting now, as evidenced by the photos — but has gone more or less unreported. Christopher Smith is directing the story, which features Bean as a knight named Ulric who is scouring the bubonic plague-ravaged countryside for Langiva, a woman who conjures the dead back to life. Carice van Houten, who was so excellent in Black Book (and barely seen as Tom Cruise’s wife in Valkyrie) is playing Langiva, which is enough to secure my ticket.

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McG To Get Medieval On Your Bottom

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The ever-wonderful Production Weekly have Tweeted up their latest uncovering. It’s short enough to quote in its entirety, so here goes:

McG is attached to direct Medieval, a spec script by Mike Finch & Alex Litvak, described as The Dirty Dozen set in medieval times.

As far as I know, Finch and Litvak previously worked together when Litvak was a producer moving Finch’s Adrenaline through development. I guess co-writing is a new thing for them because I can’t find any reports or trace of other scripts they’ve tapped out in partnership.

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