Chuck Russell (“Scorpion King”,” Eraser “,” Mask”) will shoot a 3D-adventure movie on the basis of the “Arabian Nights”. On the adaptation of the tales are working Russell himself and the screenwriter Barry P. Ambrose. Budget is set to 70 million USD. Filming is scheduled to begin in April. The picture is finaced entirely by “Inferno Entertainment”.
In the version of Russell the main character is a young captain, who, after a death of the king in a palace coup, teaming up with Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie to save the Queen Scheherazade from the villains.
“Through the use of a new generation of visual technologies, we will be able to quite literally take audiences around the world on a magic carpet ride,” Russell has said to the trade paper.