One of my favorite books (one of like five I’ve actually read) is being adapted again to the big screen.
Originally written by Alexandre Dumas, the book centers on Edmond Dantes, a young man betrayed and falsely jailed in early 19th century France. While imprisoned on an island, Dantes meets a fellow inmate who educates him and also points him in the direction of a promised fortune. After Dantes manages to escape years later, he re-enters Parisian society, ready to take revenge against the men who took away his love and his freedom.
Adapted by Michael Robert Johnson (“Sherlock Holmes”) the new film is said to be like a 19th century “Dark Knight,” with a graphic novel approach to the script.
After watching the 2002 movie with Jim Caviezel I realized that if they just adapted the book straight to film it would be one of the greatest revenge movies of our time.
However, I am still excited to see Goyer’s version, and I hope they bring back Luis Guzman as Jacopo.
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