20th Century Fox has acquired the Frank Moll screenplay Arminius, which recounts the tale of a famous German warrior who stood up to Augustus Caesar's Roman army.
The story follows the title character, a German who was trained as a Roman warrior before defecting back to his homeland when Rome decided to conquer Germany. At just 25 years of age, he managed to unite the separate German tribes and lead them into the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.
The Roman's defeat at the hands of Arminius is said to be the worst ever under Caesar's rule, which put an end to the Roman Empire's northward expansion. A monument was erected in his honor in 1875, which still stands near the Teutoburg Forest in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region of Germany.
Wolfgang Petersen and Julie Yorn are producing, although a director hasn't been set at this time. The deal marks the first script sale for Frank Moll.
No production schedule was released at this time.