Following on from “Filth,” author Irvine Welsh and director Jon S. Baird are re-teaming for a new film adaptation of Walter Scott’s classic adventure tale ” Ivanhoe” for Egoli Tossell Film and Thunder Road Pictures. Basil Iwanyk, Stuart Pollok, Christian Angermayer and Jens Meurer are producing.
The story follows a noble knight who returns to England after the third Crusades. He fights to restore the good King Richard, believed to be held captive in an Austrian prison, and depose Richard’s wicked brother John.
Welsh and Baird reportedly have a new take on the source material, one which explores the PTSD the knights are suffering following their battles and Saladin’s successful recapturing of Jerusalem.