Yesterday, we revealed that the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of T.A. Barron’s Merlin Saga hired cinematographer Dariusz Wolski (Prometheus, Sicario 2, The Martian, Exodus) and production designer Arthur Max (Prometheus, Gladiator, Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven).
The fantasy project focusing on a young Merlin and his adventures will be adapted by screenwriter Philippa Boyens (Lord of The Rings trilogy, Hobbit trilogy) with Ridley Scott reportedly in talks to direct.
Another Ridley Scott regular has joined Merlin, as Oscar-Winner Janty Yates will tackle the film’s costume design. Yates won her Oscar for the stunning work on Gladiator.
Her other credits include multiple Ridley films including Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies, Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counsellor, Exodus: God’s and Kings, The Martian, Alien: Covenant, and All The Money In The World.
Merlin seemingly assembling Scott regulars would suggest Disney has landed him to direct. However, Disney hasn’t made it official and we don’t have production/release dates.
Scott had been eyeing Fox’s The Cartel as his next film.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND