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Man of Steel David Goyer To Direct Count Of Monte Cristo Remake; Described As "19th Century Dark Knight"

Matt McGloin Posted: 03/18/2013 - 21:30 COMMENT

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6185:]]The writer behind the Christopher Nolan Batman movies and the Man of Steel, David Goyer, will be directing a new remake of The Count of Monte Cristo which is being described as the "19th century Dark Knight."

THR has the announcement with it said that David GoyerConstantin Films, and Impact Pictures are taking a graphic novel approach to the film with a take similar to what Warner Bros. did with Sherlock Holmes and its DC comic book movies.

The script for The Count Of Monte Cristo is penned by Michael Robert Johnson, with the producer behind the Resident Evil franchise, Jeremy Bolt, producing Monte Cristo as well.

"During my career I’ve enjoyed re-invigorating and contextualizing classic characters that are relatable to contemporary audiences,” Goyer told THR. “Michael has written an excellent script, and I’m going to enjoy bringing our take of the rich and textured world of Monte Cristo to the big screen."

David Goyer, no stranger to helming big screen adaptations, directed Blade: Trinity, The Invisible and The Unborn.

On a side note, new Superman Henry Cavill starred in the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo.