'The Day the Earth Stood Still' Director Scott Dickerson to take on GOLIATH

Movieby Joey Paur

Director Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) is attached to helm a film called Goliath, which will be based on the classic David vs. Goliath story from the Bible. 

The project is described as a period action movie made with a modern vibe that follows the style of films such as 300 and The Bourne Identity. According to THR, "The story is set in motion when the fierce warrior Goliath is sent to track down a foretold king of the Israelites. A young shepherd David is thrust into an epic chase and adventure fighting for his own life, the lives of his loved ones and eventually the lives of his people. The story climaxes in a battle of literal Biblical proportions between the young man and the giant sent to destroy him."

This could definitely make for an awesome movie if done right. I didn't really care for Dickerson's The Day the Earth Stood Still, but I enjoyed The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It will be cool to see how this Goliath movie turns out. 

John D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the script for the movie. Ryan Kavanaugh will produce with Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill (The Twilight Saga) for Relativity Media.

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