It was only a matter of time, considering the love of recent sword and sandals movies with virtual backgrounds that biblical tales may not be far behind. “Goliath”, a retelling of the famous underdog battle of the Old Testament, is getting the ‘300’ treatment.
Scott Derrickson, behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, is set to helm Goliath, a period action movie based on the familiar tale of David vs. Goliath. While the movie is supposed to be set in historical times, it will have a contemporary feel not unlike 300 with a spirit that apparently embodies Bourne Identity
…’The Bourne Identity’???? Okay, 300 I can kind of get, although I’d think Joshua at Jericho would be more suitable, but this “Bourne” thing has me worried. One big hill to climb is the obvious: 300 was a fictionalized account of history. It sounds like ‘Goliath’ may follow in the same area, a fictional retelling. Which could mean -reasonably- many people taking up thier own slingshots and attack the project, regardless if they see the film or not.
The other problem area is… well, it’s David and Goliath, a one on one battle in a valley that basically had Goliath coming down from the Philistine camp to talk smack about God and Saul’s army. David hears this moron and gets his river rocks. Goliath talks smack to him and gets TKO’d with a stone between the eyes. That isn’t the ENTIRE movie, is it?
Should I have cause for alarm?