Johnny Depp to Play Rex Mundi?

The Los Angeles Times reports that Jim Uhls, who wrote the screenplay for Fight Club, will write Rex Mundi, a series of graphic novels by Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson. The project is a vehicle for Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) to star in and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production company, says the newspaper.

Rex Mundi (King of the World) posits an alternate present of 1933 in which the Reformation never happened, the Inquisition is still in full swing, Europe remains dominated by the Catholic Church and the rest of the world consists of colonies.

Depp would play a pathologist investigating the mysterious death of the priest who found him as an orphan.

“It’s a noir-ish ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” Uhls said. “There are murders and a mystery, and the lead character discovers a massive conspiracy, biblical in its origin.”

Visit the official Rex Mundi website for more on the graphic novels.

Source: Los Angeles Times