“Wrath of the Titans” writer David Leslie Johnson is joining forces with producers Roy Lee and John Middleton of Vertigo Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures on the action-adventure fantasy film, “Chainmail,” a spokeswoman for the studio told TheWrap on Tuesday.
Johnson (left) wrote the screenplay as part of a blind script-writing deal with Warner Bros. The project is now out to directors. Vertigo has a three-year first-look deal with the studio. Jon Berg is overseeing for Warner Bros.
Lee, who co-produced such films as "The Departed," ”The Ring” and “The Grudge,” has a number of high-profile films on the go. He is a producer on “Lego: The Piece of Resistance,” “Godzilla,” and “Hidden,” which is wrapping in Vancouver, as well as a remake of the South Korean film “Old Boy,” which begins filming shortly.
Vertigo also recently partnered on the film “The Voices,” a psychological thriller to be directed by Marjane Satrapi (“Persepolis”).
“Wrath of the Titans” was released by Warner Bros. Johnson’s other writing credits include the Warner Bros. releases “Red Riding Hood,” which was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and “Orphan.”
“Chainmail” is the name of an obscure game, created in part by the “Dungeons & Dragons,” designer Gary Gygax in 1971. It was the basis of one of the world's greatest role playing games.