Sorry Zack Snyder, looks like Martin Scorsese has beaten you to your dream project.
The “Goodfellas” and “The Departed” helmer is reportedly in early talks to direct the gritty George Washington biopic “The General” for Red Granite Pictures according to The Tracking Board.
Said to have a tone akin to “Unforgiven,” the story centers around General George Washington, who must lead a dying army to fend off a band of brutal mercenaries during the Revolutionary War.
“Assassin’s Creed” writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have penned the script while Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing. Darren Aronofsky was previously attached to direct and produce through his Protozoa Pictures back in 2012 but is no longer attached.
Scorsese previously worked with Red Granite on “The Wolf of Wall Street”, and his latest film “Silence” opens later this year. He remains attached to three long-gestating projects, most notably the film adaptation of “The Devil in the White City” with Leonardo DiCaprio.