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One of the many upcoming bible-themed epics currently in production (including Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah', and Alex Proya's 'Paradise Lost'), Relativity Media is moving forward with their adaptation of 'David and Goliath' - the story of a young Israelite shepherd (and future king) named David who is thrust into the battle of his life against a hulking Philistine warrior named Goliath. Recent reports say that 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner is being looked at to star as David, and producers for the film have reached out to action star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to portray his ferocious adversary, Goliath. Now, let's just pause a second to allow our female readers (all three of them) to recover from the rampant images of rippling mocha-ccino man-abs...
...and we're back. Johnson - who, at 6'5" already towers over the 5'10" Lautner - is a perfect choice for the character (likely to be made more so by creative camera angles or possible CG enhancements), a gigantic and powerful enemy who cuts down soldier after soldier until he is eventually bested by a humble farmboy. I mean, who here hasn't wanted to see The Rock take a shot right between the eyes from Taylor Lautner (uh oh, there go our female Spillios again... keep your minds out of the gutter, ladies!)
The film is in active development at the studio and director Scott Derrickson ('The Exorcism of Emily Rose', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still') is attached to direct. There is no word from either Johnson or Lautner on their respective roles (Johnson is currently filming 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' in Louisiana while Lautner is on the road stumping for his upcoming thriller 'Abduction'). Derrickson meanwhile is currently hard at work on the Ethan Hawke "found footage" thriller 'Sinister' (which he co-wrote with a certain somebody you may recognize...)