Warner Bros. Taps William Eubank To Helm Modern Take On THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
The last there was of a big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic French swashbuckler, The Count Of Monte Cristo – at least I know of, was in 2002 with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce from Touchstone. It was pretty terrific in large part, save for the final act which I thought was a bit abrupt, and with a great take on the story that kept me watching.
That very story is set in the early 1800’s and so sixteen years since then, we now have news of a new iteration in development now at Warner Bros. according to a report at Deadline. Safehouse Pictures’ own Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold are producing from a script to be written by WGN series Underground creator Joe Polaski that will place the story of Edmond Dantès and Fernand Mondego in a modern-day criminal underworld setting with The Signal helmer William Eubank directing.
Modern day sword fights? Probably not. But, being the martial arts fan that I am, I would welcome it if that’s the case. Otherwise, I surely hope for something gripping and proper for a revenge thriller of this nature. I’m kind of stoked!
Native New Yorker. Lover of all things pizza, chocolate, pets, and good friends. Karaoke hero. Left of center. Survivor. Fond supporter of cult, obscure and independent cinema - especially fond of Asian movies and global action cinema. Author of the bi-weekly Hit List. Founder and editor of Film Combat Syndicate. Still, very much, only human.
You must log in to post a comment.