Revenge tale to receive new adaptation.

According to THR, Constantin Films and Impact Pictures have set David Goyer (‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Unborn,’ ‘Blade Trinity’) as the director of a new big screen take of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of revenge ‘The Count of Monte Cristo.’

Set in early 19th century France, the revenge tale centres on Edmond Dantes, a young man betrayed and falsely jailed. While on a prison island, Dantes meets a fellow inmate who not only educates the man but also points him in the direction of a fortune. When Dantes finally escapes after many years, he re-emerges in Paris society primed to take revenge against the men who took away his love and his freedom.

The script for the film comes from Michael Robert Johnson (‘Pompeii,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’) and has been described as a “19th Century ‘Dark Knight’” with a “graphic novel” approach.

‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ has adapted numerous times, the most recent being the 2002 Kevin Reynolds-directed adaptation starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce and Henry Cavill.