Branson, McG Planning “Columbus” Biopic

Entrepreneur Richard Branson is in negotiations to acquire T.S. Nowlin’s script “Columbus” reports Deadline.

McG is attached to produce and direct the story which deals with Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America, but will be shot in a highly stylised “300”-esque manner. The script went out last week to studios.

A pair of rival features about the famed explorer in the early 90’s, Ridley Scott’s “1492: Conquest of Paradise” and John Glen’s “Christopher Columbus: The Discovery”, both fizzled at the box-office.