Director Rob Cohen Goes Medieval

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Director Rob Cohen will direct Medieval for New Regency, reports Variety.

Cohen has backed out of reteaming with Vin Diesel on XXX: The Return of Xander Cage for Sony, adds the trade. Instead, he has signed a deal to helm an event-sized action film that Cohen calls “The Magnificent Seven” in the Middle Ages.

New Regency, which will finance the film and distribute through Fox, acquired the spec script by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch. McG will be involved in a producing capacity.

Cohen said the aim is to get the picture into production by October.

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