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Director Scott Derrickson ("The Day the Earth Stood Still") continues to develop a 'new take' on the biblical tale of "David and Goliath".

The new feature will be a period action movie made with contemporary sensibilities, singling out "300" as a reference point.

According to the Old Testament, the 'Israelites' were facing the 'Philistines' in the 'Valley of Elah'. The boy 'David', bringing food to his older brothers who were fighting with 'King Saul', hears the Philistine giant warrior 'Goliath' challenging the Israelites to send their own champion to decide the outcome in single combat.

David tells Saul he is prepared to face Goliath and Saul allows him to make the attempt. He is victorious, striking Goliath in the forehead with a stone from his sling, and the Philistines flee in terror.

In 1985, Richard Gere starred as the adult 'King David' in director Bruce Beresford's Paramount »

- M. Stevens

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