Warner Bros. has plans to bring to the screen the life story of Pontius Pilate, the 1st century Roman prefect who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Today, Deadline reports that Brad Pitt is eyeing the leading role.
The screenplay, from Woman on Top and Tortilla Soup screenwriter Vera Blasi, is said to offer a human look at the religious figure and, according to Blasi, is primarily based in historical fact, detailing Pilate’s life up until the fateful order.
Blasi also supplied the screenplay for the upcoming historical drama Emperor , set to be directed by Peter Webber.
Pitt most recently appeared in Killing Them Softly and can soon be seen on the big screen in Marc Forster’s World War Z
Earlier this year, SuperHeroHype had the opportunity to visit Industrial Light & Magic and speak with some of the artists behind 2012′s biggest box office hit, Marvel’s The Avengers. Today, ILM has released a new featurette that shows off some of the complicated effects that went into building the film’s epic finale. Check it out in the player below!
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in an extended two-part interview, ComingSoon.net talks with Jack Reacher writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, talking about adapting Lee Child’s novel “One Shot” and bringing his popular crime character to the big screen, as well as giving his thoughts on whether he might director Mission: Impossible 5 as previously rumored.