Capitan Trueno: According to Variety, Spanish mini-studio Filmax has attached Alejandro Toledo to helm the medieval epic Capitan Trueno, one of the big Spanish productions being prepped for 2005.

A commercials director, Toledo will make his feature film debut with "Trueno."

Based on a popular Spanish comic strip from the 1960s, the Spanish-lingo "Trueno" focuses on a knight, Capitan Trueno, who takes part in the Crusades and is charged with delivering the Holy Shroud to the pope in a mission meant to bring peace to Christiandom.

Assailed on all sides by enemies who want to frustrate his mission, he is aided by his page Crispin, a fearless female Viking warrior and the giant Goliath.