Producer Lucas Foster (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) and his Warp Films has optioned Roberto Zacco’s epic romantic adventure novel “The Arms of the Sun” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The novel is part of a trilogy about the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and focuses on Nefertiti, the consort of Akhenaton, the first royal to espouse belief in a single god.
Writers are being screened but casting is not yet under way. Plans are to shoot the $30 million film in Morocco and Dubai.