Samson is Coming... to the FUTURE!

January 27, 2009

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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.

Title: SAMSON

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

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