The Rock To Play Goliath?
Scott Derickson (writer and director of The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) announced that he was working on a new version of the David vs. Goliath story in January, something which so far has yet to materialise. Well, now it looks like it’s got its biblical skates on as The Rock is currently in talks with producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen to star as the titular hulk.
Personally, I think it’s a great idea. The Rock’s a mountain of muscle anyway, so minimal CGI would be needed and watching him cock a giant eyebrow at a miniscule farmboy. Godfrey and Bowen were heavily involved in the Twilight Saga so it’s no surprise that they also have offer for Taylor Lautner to star as David. Boring casting then – wouldn’t Christopher Mintz-Plasse be better (albeit probably distracting from the tone they’re going for).
It might be a long time coming though as Derickson is currently working on Sinister with Ethan Hawke and The Rock is administering The People’s Elbow to folks in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.
Either way, expect more news on this, probably shot in ubiquitous shades of dusty brown, soon.