Richard Branson, billionaire entrepreneur that runs Virgin’s vast array of organizations, has decided getting into movies would be awesome, because that’s pretty much what happens when you’re a billionaire. As such, he’s created Virgin Produced. Now coming from Virgin Produced is a 300-style telling of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America from a script by T.S. Nowlin. If that doesn’t seem ludicrous enough, McG is attached to direct.
Now, I don’t exactly love McG, as he’s responsible for putting the kibosh on any future Terminator movies for the next few years, but a Christopher Columbus movie? The fact that it’s going to be all 300 basically says to me that there’s not going to be a lot of credence given to historical accuracy, but who’d want a two hour movie about a guy getting lost then murdering a lot of natives? Sorry, murdering natives in slow motion.