McG to Direct 300-Style Christopher Columbus Film
Because when I think of Christopher Columbus I think of the movie 300... Good grief.
Richard Branson is about two years away from launching Virgin Galactic Airways, which is a commercial space travel company. What does this have to do with the movie? He's the guy that is getting it off the ground. He "wants to make a movie about a guy who could certainly relate to the ambition." So his Virgin Produced banner is teaming up with Relativity Media to acquire a script called Columbus written by T.S. Nowlin.
The film is unsurprisingly about Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America, it will be filmed in the same style as Zack Snyder's 300, and McG will produce and direct the feature.
Movies about Christopher Columbus such as Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and the John Glen directed Christopher Columbus: The Discovery both bombed at the box office. People just weren't interested in watching a movie about Columbus. But it seems like these days if you throw in phrases like "filmed in the same style as 300", people's ears perk up. So we can expect to see a very visual effects heavy 3D movie about the famous explorer. I'm sure they'll thrown in some action into the story as well.
It just seems to me that this is just another Columbus film being set up for failure, especially with McG at the helm. What do you all think?