I am happy to announce that Screenwriters Alex Litvak and Michael Finch have sold their ORIGINAL screenplay 'Medieval' to New Regency Pictures. I have to say I am shocked! A studio in Hollywood actually went out and bought an original screenplay! In a world where comic books, books, and video games are being turned into movies it is a breath of fresh air that they went out of their way to read a script! There is still hope! Now whether the script is good or not is a different question. THR Reports:
While Regency or Fox, with whom Regency has a distribution deal, would not comment on the sales figure, sources say it was $800,000 against $1.6 million, a colossal payday not seen in some time in the spec market.
The script's story line plays like "The Dirty Dozen" in the age of castles, plagues and serfs, which the studio hopes to spin as a hyper-realistic action movie in the vein of "300."
Was 300 a hyper-realistic action movie? Is that a new movie genre? Hyper-realistic. SOunds like the movie could be fun. We really don't have much to go on. Lets wait and see who they bring on to direct and star in the movie and then we will talk.