Sam Worthington to Play Quatermain


Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Avatar) is attached to star in and will produce Quatermain, DreamWorks Pictures’ sci-fi take on the literary hero.

Allan Quatermain was the hero of H. Rider Haggard’s novel “King’s Solomon’s Mines” and its sequel, “Allan Quatermain.” In the first book, Quatermain leads an expedition into an unexplored region of Africa to find the brother of a friend as well as a fabled treasure of the lost mines.

Heat Vision says that DreamWorks’ version is set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another “King Solomon’s Mines”-style adventure but on a planetwide scale.

Worthington is joining producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on the project, which has no director and is in the development stages.