'Medieval' times for New Regency

Company buys action spec from Alex Litvak, Michael Finch

Alex Litvak and Michael Finch are going medieval.

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

While Regency or Fox, with whom Regency has a distribution deal, would not comment on the sales figure, sources say 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.

New Regency recently produced "Bride Wars" and "Role Models."
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