Depp to be ‘King of the World’?

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If you have read Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Fight Club” then you know how hard it must have been for Jim Uhls to turn it into the masterpiece it became. Since that time Uhls has not done much in the way of writing, aside from the work he put in on the upcoming adventure flick Jumper he only has two released pieces of work to his name. That will soon change however as the LA Times tells us Uhls has been hired to turn “Rex Mundi,” a series of graphic novels by Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson, into a feature for Johnny Depp to star in and produce through his Infinitum Nihil (Infinite Nothing) production company.

The article describes the story as the following:

“Rex Mundi” (King of the World) posits an alternate present of 1933 in which the Reformation never happened, the Inquisition is still in full swing, Europe remains dominated by the Catholic Church and the rest of the world consists of colonies. Depp, who became the biggest movie star in the world this summer by reprising his Keith Richards-inspired swashbuckler, would play a pathologist investigating the mysterious death of the priest who found him as an orphan.

Uhls tells the paper, “It’s a noir-ish Raiders of the Lost Ark, there are murders and a mystery, and the lead character discovers a massive conspiracy, biblical in its origin.”

For more information on the books you can check out the official “Rex Mundi” site here.

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