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'Resident Evil' Director Picks 'Pompeii' as Latest Film

May 3, 2011 (8:15 am) GMT
Paul W.S. Anderson who is in the middle of finishing his 3D version of 'The Three Musketeers' has announced his next directorial project.

Post the filming of "", Paul W.S. Anderson opts "" as his next venture. The director has reunited with his "Musketeers" team, Constantin Film and Summit Entertainment on the film about a romance amid the destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius.

Anderson, producer of four "Resident Evil" films, once again takes seat as a director in this new film with Impact Pictures' Jeremy Bolt and Constantin's Robert Kulzer taking duties as producers. Summit will be in charge of its U.S. distribution and selling at Cannes International Film Festival while Constantin would be the financier.

Using the script by Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler, "Pompeii" will center around the romance between a slave and the daughter of the slave's master amid the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and destruction of Pompeii. He dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry her but what the slave doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he's been sold to another owner.

No actors have been cast and no start date has been set.

A movie around the beautiful Italian city was pursued back in 2007 by Robert Benmussa and Roman Polanski. Bringing in $100 million budget, the project never saw the light due to script problems and fear of SAG strike.

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