Alexander: Oliver Stone recently spoke with The Z Review about the whole "Alexander The Great" storyline being adapted and shot by himself and director Baz Luhrman for 2 seperate films:

Press: With two Alexander projects being worked on just now, do you see (Baz) Luhrman as a rival?

"Ours is going ahead in four weeks on three continents, and I think this is the biggest project of my life, there was no race for me the race was getting the script finished, I feel nervous and anxious, but we are closing the gap fast though! It's a nice break from it to come to Edinburgh".

"It's a great story, I've been working on the script for so long. There are surface events, but you have to get into a theme and find the characters and take the shot".

"Baz's "Romeo and Juliet", is my favourite, it shows he can do something really extravagant and beautiful. I don't know about his theme, I think it would have been different if they'd gone first with Leonardo".

"We've got Colin (Farrell), and I believe he's got true grit, he's very impressive, with a mercurial Irish temperament. In four weeks I'll be able to tell you some more and hopefully by February I'll be smiling!"

For another great article on the matter, check out the August 15th edition of Entertainment Weekly!

Brian B.