Johnny Depp and his production team, Infinitum Nihil are set to produce the big screen adaptation of a comic book series called “Rex Mundi,” which Warner Bros. recently acquired the rights to.
“Rex Mundi” was published by both Image and Dark Horse and tells teh story of an alternate 1930’s universe where the Catholic Church holds primary political power over a feudalistic world and in which a murder mystery is played played against a search for the Holy Grail.
“Tron: Legacy” screenwriters Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have been hired to pen the script.
Since there’s no official synopsis for the film, here’s a description of the comic book:
The series is a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery. It is set in the year 1933, in an alternate history Europe, where magic is real, feudalism persisted, and the Protestant Reformation was crushed by a still politically powerful Catholic Church. All of this is woven together as “… a meditation on the prophecies surrounding the advent of the Bahá’í era.” The book takes its name from the Latin term meaning King of the World. It is derived from the Cathar heresies of the Middle Ages, and taken up in works like The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Within the Cathar context it seems to have been equated with the Demiurge.