21 August 2012 12:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Have you been dreaming about a movie that will follow the life and political intrigue of Pontius Pilate, the man who reluctantly sent Jesus Christ to the crucifix? Well, today is your lucky day! It seems the minds over at Warner Bros. think a movie about him is a better idea than making "The Dark Tower" or "The Imitation Game" which they let go in the past week. Oh, Hollywood! WB has gone ahead and picked up "Pontius Pilate" written by Vera Blasi, who also penned early aughts indies "Woman On Top" and "Tortilla Soup" as well as the upcoming "Emperor" with Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. So what has the studio all hot and bothered? Well, according to Deadline, the story has a kind of "Braveheart" or "Gladiator" epic-sized scope and tell the story of Pontius' rise from battlefield warrior to cog in the political machine, who is »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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