He’s already given us the fantasy film “” and a British folk hero in “ .” Now “Alien” director might be giving us his take on Arthurian wizard Merlin.
reports that the “ ” director is in talks to take on “The Merlin Saga” for Disney, with (co-scripter of the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) as the writer.
While the Merlin movie most people remember is Disney’s animated 1963 feature “” (based on the book “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White), this one will be based on the series by T.A. Barron. It’s an origin story that follows Merlin from his youth to his becoming a trusted advisor to King Arthur.
Disney is also working on a live-action version of “The Sword in the Stone,” which Scott was also consulted about, according to Variety.
Merlin was lasted played in a 1998 NBC miniseries byand in the BBC series by “Humans” star .
For the movie version, may we suggest…? (In the later years, of course.)