Here’s a nice way to take the stink off the fact that your name is on what is already being called one of the worst movies of the year. Steve Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke“), who has the misfortune to be involved with “Seventh Son,” is going into the weekend with a smile on his face. Brad Pitt and Robert Zemeckis are going to make one of his scripts.
Zemeckis will direct Pitt in the untitled movie, about which details aren’t being shared at the moment, except that it’s an epic love thriller. We’d wager it’s probably the World War II romantic thriller Pitt was attached to last spring, which, at the time, was angling for a “big director.” Zemeckis fits that bill nicely.
As for Knight, it’s yet another gig with Pitt, who clearly has taken a shine to him, with the screenwriter also penning the sequel to “World War Z.” There isn’t much in the way of details on that either, though Knight did recently tell Thompson On Hollywood, “It’s not quite like the other, we’re starting with clean slate.”
That film starts lensing in the fall, and it’s not clear where this film fits in everyone’s schedule. Zemeckis is also in post on “The Walk” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which opens in the fall. [The Wrap]