Bryan Singer, WB Developing Excalibur Remake


Warner Bros. and Bryan Singer are developing Excalibur, a remake of the 1981 John Boorman movie about King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable.

Variety says the project is still in the early stages, with Warners only tying up the remake rights, which it shares with Boorman. Singer’s involvement is still in the talking stage and Legendary Pictures may come aboard the project.

If deals are made, Singer would produce with Julie Yorn. Former Warner executive Polly Johnsen (formerly Cohen) would also produce.

Excalibur is not Singer’s next movie. The candidate for that is shaping up to be Jack the Giant Killer, New Line’s action fantasy about a young farmer who leads a rescue mission to the kingdom of giants when a princess is kidnapped. No offer has been made, though Singer has taken meetings.

Singer is also developing a big adaptation of Battlestar Galactica at Universal.