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‘Castle Wolfenstein’ Lands Director Roger Avary

‘Castle Wolfenstein’ Lands Director Roger Avary

Panorama Media and Samuel Hadida announced today the production of Castle Wolfenstein. The action-adventure film, inspired by the iconic game franchise, is written and will be directed by Academy Award winner Roger Avary. Hadida will produce through his Davis Films Productions, and global sales will be handled by Panorama's Marc Butan and Kimberly Fox. Talks with U.S. distributors are underway.

Panorama is licensing distribution rights at the current American Film Market now underway in Santa Monica.

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‘Jesus of Nazareth’ Gets Writer Roger Avary

Beowulf writer Roger Avary has joined Paul Verhoeven's biblical biopic Jesus of Nazareth. He will adapt the book of the same name, written by Paul Verhoeven, Susan Massotty and Rob Van Scheers. Chris Hanley of Muse Productions is financing the project.

The book was written after the director immersed himself in the history of the biblical story for nearly 20 years. He believes that the immaculate conception and resurrection of Jesus did not happen. In a more controversial subject, he believes that Mary was raped by a Roman soldier, which was common at the time. He paints the Christian savior as a radical prophet who performed exorcisms and hoped to find Heaven on earth.

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