They previously teamed for their solid if bastardised 3D adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Now director Eric Brevig and actor Brendan Fraser are re-teaming to take on another classic tale – “William Tell” reports Deadline
Brevig (“Yogi Bear”) replaces Nick Hurran on the $27 million 3D historical family action adventure, the story follows the legend of expert marksman Tell who was arrested for not bowing to the hat of Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian reeve of the Habsburg emperors.
Tell shot an apple off his son’s head to win his freedom and later assassinated Gessler. His defiance sparked a rebellion which eventually led to the formation of the Swiss Confederation.
Chad and Evan Law are presently polishing their script. Shooting kicks off mid-March at the Castel Studios in Romania and on location in Switzerland.