Legendary Pictures Plans Slayer

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Legendary Pictures has its sights set on a fantasy entitled Slayer. The Hollywood Reporter has word that the company has picked up the script from newcomer Martin Helgeland.

Set in present day, Slayer has a doctor dealing with the loss of his father and uncovering the truth about his dad’s identity. Not only was his father a dragonslayer, but the doctor is next in line to take up the mantle.

Alex Garcia and Alex Hedlund will produce with Brian Helgeland (the father of Martin and the writer of films like Payback and Mystic River) executive producing.