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David Goyer directs 'The Count of Monte Cristo' remake

By AFP RelaxNewsMovies - 22 March 2013 9:00 AM

David Goyer directs 'The Count of Monte Cristo' remake

 The screenwriter of Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' trilogy will tackle one of Alexandre Dumas's best-known novels. This time David Goyer will be behind the camera directing Edmond Dantes's vengeance.

'The Count of Monte Cristo' (published in 1844) tells the story of a young officer who is promoted to captain and is about to marry his fiancée Mercedes. He is betrayed by jealous members of his entourage who accuse him of being a Bonapartist conspirator. As a result, he is sent to the Château d'If prison, not far from Marseille, where he spends 14 years plotting his revenge. 

'Sherlock Holmes' screenwriter Michael Robert Johnson will adapt Alexandre Dumas's book for the cinema. No actor is yet attached to the film. In the past, Jean Marais, Jim Caviezel and Gérard Depardieu have played the part in TV and movie adaptations.

Since the end of 'Batman', David Goyer has worked to bring Superman back into cinemas with 'Man of the Steel' (June 2013). Thanks to him, Godzilla will also be back in a 3D movie due out in 2014. He has also carried on his TV work and his new series on Leonardo da Vinci's youth -- 'Da Vinci's Demons' -- will air starting on 12 April  on cable network Starz.