February 28, 2017

Big screen Merlin movie in the works

Producers at Working Title are developing a contemporary take on the wizard, having picked up a pitch from author-screenwriter Jay Basu.

Merlin, who figures prominently in the legend of King Arthur, has been an influential force in pop culture. Characters from Gandalf to Obi-Wan Kenobi to Albus Dumbledore owe their creation to him.

And while most of Merlin’s appearances have stuck to the England of the past, he has appeared in modern times before – notably in a short-lived 1981 sitcom called Mr Merlin in which Bernard Hughes portrayed the wizard living in San Francisco as an auto mechanic.

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