Brendan Fraser is in negotiations to star in “William Tell: 3D” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The classic tale has an archer forced to shoot an apple off the top of his son’s head after not wanting to bow in front of the king’s statue.
When the monarch inquires why Tell had two arrows in his quiver, the archer replied the other arrow was for the king in case he missed the apple. The ensuing events led to an uprising, eventually causing the formation of the state of Switzerland.
Anna Paquin is in negotiations to play Tell’s wife while Til Schweiger will play Habsburg king Hermann Gessler. Scott Reynolds wrote the script.
Nick Hurran (TV’s “The Prisoner” remake) is attached to helm while Todd Moyer and Gary Hamilton will produce. Shooting kicks off this Fall in Romania and Switzerland.