The project, orginally developed by the late Jim Jacks, is based on Walter Scott’s 1815 novel about the medieval knight who returns as a traumatized soldier from the Crusades and helps unite a divided country.
“Ivanhoe” will be directed by Iain Softley and shoot this fall in Europe.
Producers include Jens Meurer at ETF, Christian Angermayer at Film House Germany, Juan Gordon at Spain’s Morena Films, Adrian Politowski at Belgian producer/financier uMediaT and Stuart Pollock.
Iwanyk heads Thunder Road. His credits include “Clash of the Titans,” “The Town” and “Gods of Egypt.”
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