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Zemeckis to direct BEOWULF
Oscar-winning director attached to new project
By Patrick Sauriol
January 21, 2005
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Robert Zemeckis poses on arrivals at the premiere of The Polar Express copyright Sue Schneider
© 2004 Sue Schneider
Director Robert Zemeckis (THE POLAR EXPRESS
, BACK TO THE FUTURE
) will helm a new remake of the epic tale of BEOWULF
from a script by Neil Gaiman (PRINCESS MONONOKE
) and Roger Avary (PULP FICTION
). Zemeckis will produce the motion picture alongside Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke, with Gaiman, Avary and Martin Shafer receiving executive producer credits. Shangri-La Entertainment is financing the movie and Sony Pictures is in discussions to distribute the picture.
The original BEOWULF
poem was written at least a thousand years old and tells of a famed 6th century Scandinavian warrior that goes to battle a fearsome monster called Grendel.
Gaiman and Avary are getting paid more than $2 million for their screenplay.Got a scoop? Know something that you need to tell us about? Send it to us!