Taylor Lautner and Dwayne Johnson have been offered the roles of David and Goliath in Relativity Media’s take on the biblical tale, Heat Vision reports.
Directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Goliath apparently will depart dramatically from the traditional story, with the giant Philistine warrior being “sent to track down the foretold king of the Israelites.” Instead of the young shepherd being on the battlefield by happenstance when he accepts the challenge to single combat, the film details an epic chase and adventure that climaxes with the legendary confrontation between David and Goliath.
According to the blog, talks are in the very early stages, slowed by the salaries of Johnson and Lautner, who each ask for upward of $10 million.
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