The Kingdom Of Heaven: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ridley Scott is mounting what appears to be his next film, a period epic titled Kingdom of Heaven for 20th Century Fox.

Although details of the project are being closely guarded, an early 2004 start date is being pegged. However, the project has yet to be officially greenlighted by the studio, sources said. Scott is said to be finalizing actors for the lead roles as well as prepping his crew, some of whom are leaving for Europe as soon as next week. The film is expected to shoot in northern Spain and Morocco.

Brian B.