Samson is Coming... to the FUTURE!

January 27, 2009


Bibles stories are BORING, right? WRONG. You're thinking of Biblical stories that aren't set IN THE FUTURE. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. had paid over a million dollars (that is so much) for pitch that puts a futuristic spin on the Samson and Delilah story:

In a seven-figure upfront deal, Warner Bros. has acquired "Samson," a pitch for a futuristic retelling of the Samson and Delilah story.

WB prevailed in a three-studio bidding battle. The seven-figure deal comes despite a sluggish year so far for deals on material. Aside from a strong writer and director, the project sparked bidding because it had a big idea that can be shaped into a tentpole project in which the concept is the star.

Scott Silver will write the script, and Francis Lawrence will direct. Erwin Stoff will produce through 3 Arts.

I can see the teaser already...

Title: From the people who brought you I Am Legend

A familiar voice-over: "Delilah X, never cut these hairlike tubes of fluid that feed futuristic super strength serum into my head."

Cut to: A bald Will Smith screaming in agony.


And before you know it, it's made $200 million.

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