Several movies are in the works lately that expound upon events shared in the Bible.
- Darren Aronofsky (director of Black Swan) is working to get his Noah’s Ark project afloat; possibly to star Christian Bale (Click HERE for more info)!
- Will Smith’s upcoming project entitled Legend of Cain is also underway featuring a tale of Cain and Abel along with the tossed in theme of this decade in movies: vampires. (Click HERE for more info).
Currently, Relativity Media and Temple Hill Entertainment are set to produce the film entitled Goliath with director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) at the helm. The account of David & Goliath has always been one of my favorites to read in the Bible!
But, my question would be: Who is to play the giant Philistine champion of Gath and his fatal blow delivering opponent, David (who later becomes one of the most famous kings of Israel)?
As of this point in time, according to TWITCH, it would seem that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to play the titular role, and, that Taylor Lautner has been offered the role of David.
There, of course, will need to be plenty of CGI, especially when it comes to the differences in body. Goliath towered over David, but Dwayne Johnson currently stands at 6’5″ while Lautner is close at 5’10”.
No release date information is available at this time.
Thoughts? Do you like the casting rumors? Wish they were different? Think Lautner is up for it? Johnson definitely seems so.
Looks like The Rock will be “smacketh down” by a rock thrown from a sling! (sorry, couldn’t help myself there!) 😀
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