The Scarlet Pimpernel Movie in the Works

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The Hollywood Reporter says that a $120 million movie based on Baroness Orczy’s classic “The Scarlet Pimpernel” is in the works at UK’s Fairbanks Productions, from Dominick Fairbanks, the great grandson and grandson of Hollywood legends Douglas Fairbanks and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

British actor Neil Jackson (Quantum of Solace) would star in the production.

“We want to try and do to the story of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ what Guy Ritchie did to ‘Sherlock Holmes’ [for Warner Bros],” said Fairbanks Productions executive producer James Black.

The trade adds that they are planning on shooting the film late next year, “somewhere in Eastern Europe,” according to Black, with a host of “high profile cameos” in the movie.