Killer Films has signed a deal with the GC Corp. to co-produce the medieval action film William the Conqueror by screenwriters Brian Edgar and Derek Wallbank, reports Variety.
The script follows the rise of the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy to the English crown in 1066 following the Battle of Hastings.
The project marks a left turn from Killer’s well-known indie projects, which include Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
“This is a big-budget studio movie. For many years we’ve been interested in a bigger canvas. It was just a matter of finding the right project,” Killer Films’ Pamela Koffler told the trade.