In a seven-figure upfront deal, Warner Bros. has acquired "Samson," a pitch for a futuristic retelling of the Samson and Delilah story.
"Samson" gives a futuristic twist to the story of the biblical strongman who was invincible until he was betrayed by Delilah, to whom he entrusted the secret that his strength came from his long hair.
Scott Silver will write the script, and Francis Lawrence will direct. Erwin Stoff will produce through 3 Arts.
Lawrence last directed "I Am Legend," and he is developing a prequel vehicle for Will Smith with writer D.B. Weiss.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Warner Bros. Goes to the Future with Samson
Movie sounds like it been done before or at least to some extent. Not sure how it will turn out, but I'm not really excited about it. Would have to see how it turns out before jumping ship.