Lost City of Z

Brad Pitt-2It looks like Brad Pitt will star in his own Indiana Jones style adventure film in the Lost City Of Z. We get the scoop this morning from our friends at comingsoon:

Paramount Pictures has preemptively bought “Lost City of Z,” a David Grann manuscript about the search for a lost city in the Amazon, with Brad Pitt to produce the feature adaptation through his Plan B as a potential starring vehicle.

Variety says Grann’s forthcoming nonfiction book concerns British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, who was attempting to find the so-called City of Z when he and his party disappeared in 1925. Over the next 70 years, scores of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett’s path, including a 1996 expedition of Brazilian adventurers. Pitt would play Fawcett.

Hidden Cities, Forgotten Temples and Lost Civilizations make for fantastic action/adventure films. In films like this the City Of Z becomes a character, those with attention to detail should be able to divine clues about her character from the architecture, state of ruin and the writing on the walls. No matter where you live, your city testifies to the history of its inhabitants.

I enjoy a good jungle hunt every now and again and think this could be a fun film. I am hoping for Indiana Jones meets Apocalypto, but we will have to wait and see what direction they will take this.

I love the title, it sounds like it was thought up by Dr. Seuss.