Verona Reimagines Romeo and Juliet

Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up “Verona,” a spec script reimagining of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” by Neil Widener and Gavin James.

The story is set to re-tell the story of the two star-crossed lovers from rival Italian families through a lens of an “epic, 300-style world” which would indicate plenty of green screen and hyper stylized visuals.

Further details about the script are being kept under wraps. Joe Roth is attached to produce.

Source: Heat Vision