McG To Direct Medieval Movie

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm,

It appears that after McG is done with his exploration of the future with the upcoming Terminator Salvation, he’s planning to go the complete opposite direction and do a historical movie entitled simply Medieval.

Very little (and I don’t use that word lightly) has been released about this project yet (including even a basic plot outline) but what we do know is according to Production Weekly a spec script has been written jointly by Mike Finch and Alex Litvak (yeah, don’t worry they haven’t done anything notable before so you’re not on your own having never heard of them).

Having very little to go on I will say that it sounds like an interesting idea for McG to take the completely flip-sided route and explore the past after he’s done with Terminator Salvation. I wonder whether he will make this thing with a big budget (which will be most likely because he’s probably gotten very comfortable with the freedom of the $200 million budget of Terminator Salvation) or whether he’ll aim for a much smaller film – it will certainly be interesting to see which route he takes.

Since there’s no word on even a plot I can’t say whether the project sounds good or not but McG attempting something like this is at least attention grabbing news.

More news on this as it gets released.

Source: Production Weekly and SlashFilm

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  1. cant say that im psyched about this, b/c i actually would have to wait and see how terminator turns out to make a sensible opinion

  2. I read that the basic plot is the Dirty Dozen except with Knights. If that is the case, then I am excited for this film. I would love to see a Gritty and Hard-R Knights film. King Arthur was supposed to be it before Bruckheimer decided on a PG-13 cut. Shame.
    I thought McG was supposed to do 20,000 with Big Willie?

  3. Well there is the Seven Samurai and the 13th Warrior.
    Agree on King Arthur. Didn’t work for me.

    Have my doubts about any authenticity, but if good action could be worth seeing.

  4. Steven The Git

    I have King Arthur The Extended Cut with some of the gory scenes put in, I liked it as movie, it is not great but I enjoyed it for what it is. When I heard the commentary with Fuqua and how he had these set-ups of Horses crushing guys skulls, arrows put into heads, all these grimey stuff ready to go I just sighed!
    For this film, I know the historical aspect will be forgotten so I just want a good action movie!

  5. Ah, so they cut out all the cool stuff. Typical.

    I wish they had spent less time going on about how it was the ‘real’ story about Arthur and just developed the characters more. They seemed an interesting bunch.

  6. Yeah, Owen’s Arhur having to deal with Rome’s command while also have kinship with his homeland, Lancelot, and the others. All the Knights were different!

    The Extended cut patches things up a bit.

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