William Eubank’s second feature, The Signal, didn’t sell nearly as many tickets as it deserved during its limited theatrical run, but he’ll get another go at it because it’s being reported that Warner Bros. just acquired a script he penned with Philip Gawthorne called World Breaker.
Eubank is set to direct and will be switching gears big time on this one. Whereas The Signal is a horror/sci-fi mash-up of sorts, World Breaker is a medieval-themed project with a mythical Scottish warlord at the heart of it. Hit the jump for more on Eubank and World Breaker.
According to Variety, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken will produce the film while Joseph Vicenti and Joshua Horsfield will serve as executive producers. The narrative follows that Scottish warlord and his sons as they try to defend their castle during a massive siege conducted by the merciless commander of an enemy army.
Eubank is also planning to direct a film called TauTona, a movie about a rescue mission at the South Africa gold mine during which an ancient lost city is discovered. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Kavanaugh-Jones are producing and, back in July, it was reported that Warner Bros. was also negotiating to acquire the pitch for that one as well.
I don’t want to say anything too inflammatory, but if Warner Bros. is in the process of laying claim to Eubank, perhaps they may be grooming him to eventually take on a DC project. In fact, based on his work in The Signal, I think he’d be perfect for it. The movie’s got a bit of a superhero quality to it and there’s one scene in particular where Eubank delivers some of the most stunning action-heavy visuals I’ve seen all year. In fact, what goes down in that scene makes me think Eubank could be the perfect guy to bring Cyborg’s abilities to screen.
But again, that’s just a thought inspired by how much I enjoyed The Signal. You can check out the trailer for that one below: