Phoenix Pictures has bought Javier Rodriguez’s spec script The Heretic and is fast-tracking the Renaissance-era action-adventure thriller, says Variety.
The story revolves around a fallen priest-turned-hitman sent by a rogue archbishop to assassinate Martin Luther, only to discover that not everyone is telling the truth.
Phoenix’s Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites will produce. Michael Connolly of Mad Hatter Films, which manages Rodriguez, will executive produce.
Phoenix plans to start production by the first quarter.