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John Fusco to Write Day of War

14 September 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Risky Business has learned that John Fusco ( Hidalgo ) will write the script for GiantKiller Pictures' historical action film Day of War . The film, to be directed by David L. Cunningham ( The Path to 9/11 ), is an adaptation of the first book in Cliff Graham's biblically set "Lion of War" series. "Spider-Man" producer Grant Curtis is producing the 3D project. Graham's books will re-create the early life and adventures of David before he became king of Israel. The "Lion of War" series includes "Covenant of War," "Song of War," "Fires of War" and "Twilight of War." »

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John Fusco to Write Day of War

13 September 2010 10:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Fusco will pen Day of WarHidalgo screenwriter John Fusco has been set to write the script for the 3D historical action pic Day of War, from GiantKiller Pictures, according to Risky Business.

David L. Cunningham will direct the adaptation of the first book of military veteran Cliff Graham's "Lion of War" series.

Cliff Graham's books re-create the early life and adventures of David before he became king of Israel. "Day of War" will publish in the spring.

No production date has been set. »

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Day Of War Imagines the Early Life of King David as a 3D Franchise of Biblical Proportions

13 September 2010 10:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

GiantKiller Pictures has hired John Fusco (Hidalgo) to adapt Cliff Graham’s Day of War, the first book in the Lion of War series that debuts in the spring.  The books center on the early life of David prior to his tenure as king of Israel.  Director David L. Cunningham (The Seeker: The Dark is Rising) remarked,

“[Graham] has written a dynamic series that is highly cinematic.  He has found a fresh, inspired take on the ancient story of King David and his lethal outcasts, the Mighty Men, that has stood the test of time for thousands of years.  The gritty characters, their complicated lives and the supernatural themes make for an exciting combination.”  [Risky Business]

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With five books on the way, there should be plenty of material for an historical action franchise.  In 3D of course.  At this stage, I’m definitely intrigued by the project, but I’d be 17% more »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Hidalgo Writer Set For Day Of War

13 September 2010 9:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

John Fusco, the writer behind Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, has signed on to adapt Cliff Graham's book Day of War for the screen, a Biblical-ish epic about the young King David. Think 300 with more slingshots. The book's the first of a series called "Lion of War" that Graham, a Us military veteran, is planning.The story follows a warrior called Benaiah who joins a band of mercenaries led by the young David, still a warlord rather than a King, and leading a motley crew who could turn on one another at any moment.The film's set to be directed by David L. Cunningham, who - god help us - brought us The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, a pretty appalling adaptation of a great book. Let's hope he doesn't make the hero a Yank this time around, and that it ends up rather better. »

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