Apparently still high on adrenaline after taking on the devil in 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose, director Scott Derrickson is now calling out the Philistine giant Goliath. According to Heat Vision, Derrickson has agreed to direct the Biblical underdog tale of David vs. Goliath for Relativity Media and Temple Hill.
Written by under-the-radar scribes John D. Payne and Patrick McKay, Goliath is shaping up to be in the vein of a period action flick such as 300. The film will tell the story of the purported future King of Israel David as he attempts to flee the warrior Goliath who has been sent to kill him. There is no word on when Goliath aims to begin production. As for Derrickson, he is also currently attached to direct the sci-fi/family film The Substitute for Columbia and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House label.