Serfs up at Regency

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Alex Litvak and Michael Finch are going medieval.

The scribes have sold their original screenplay "Medieval" to New Regency Pictures, which picked it up in a bidding environment. No producers are attached.

While Regency or Fox, with which Regency has a distribution deal, would not comment on the sales figure, sources said it was $800,000 against $1.6 million, a colossal payday not seen in some time in the spec market.

The script's story line plays like "The Dirty Dozen" in the age of castles, plagues and serfs, which the studio hopes to spin as a hyper-realistic action movie in the vein of "300."

Navid McIlhargey is overseeing the project for Regency.

Regency recently produced "Bride Wars" and "Role Models." (partialdiff)
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