February 26, 2007 “Rex Mundi”: Arvid Nelson’s Dark Horse book “Rex Mundi” was optioned by Warner Bros., which is currently developing the property with Johnny Depp’s production company. There’s a good chance that the quirky actor will also star as the lead: a doctor in search of missing church documents in a 1930s noir world in which the Catholic Church never lost power and the Inquisition still roams town. Nelson said a screenplay by the writer who adapted “Fight Club” should be finished soon. Will audiences be scared off by the story’s religious angle? Nelson doesn’t think so. “It would be a real mistake” not to make the movie controversial, he said.
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