Warren Ellis dropped some news today. The writer of many things in many media let his readers at WarrenEllis.com know that he’s going to be scripting an “Arthurian project” that the producers are calling, yep, “Excalibur”.
I’m writing a film treatment for Hollywood Gang, who co-produced Frank Miller’s 300. Hollywood Gang have previously optioned my graphic novel (with Chris Sprouse) OCEAN.
On my desk, the treatment is called Untitled Arthurian Project.
On their desk, the project is called EXCALIBUR.
I’m working directly with Gianni Nunnari, Oliver Kramer and Craig Flores (whom I was delighted to bump into on the Warner’s lot the other day) and having a great time.
I have no doubt that Ellis is having a great time. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes, because Boorman’s has always been a favorite of mine. Certainly, adapating Arthur can sometimes be a thankless task; fortunately, Ellis typically doesn’t care if he pisses off the squares. In the meantime, enjoy this: