Producer Mark Huffam ("Game of Thrones," "Killing Bono") and The Vladar Co. are teaming to produce a film adaptation of C.C. Humphrey's novel "The French Executioner."
The story will follow the final days of King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn prior to her 1536 execution.
Her executor is a French swordsman who vows to bury her six-fingered hand, a symbol of her rumored witchery, at a sacred crossroads.
When the hand is stolen by an Archbishop, the swordsman sets out to track down the relic across a Europe ravaged by wars and political turmoil.