A £75 million ($120 million) movie based on Baroness Orczy's classic "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is front and center of seriously ambitious production plans for Fairbanks Productions, the U.K.'s newest and big-talking filmmaking banner on the block.
Dominick Fairbanks, the great grandson and grandson of Hollywood legends Douglas Fairbanks and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., plans to bring his famous Hollywood family name into the 21st century with his production banner upstart.
Black told The Hollywood Reporter a remake of "The Scarlet Pimpernel," will star upcoming Brit actor Neil Jackson (shown on right).
"We want to try and do to the story of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" what Guy Ritchie did to 'Sherlock Holmes' [for Warner Bros]," said producer James Black.
"Plans are to shoot the picture sometime in the latter half of next year ... somewhere in Eastern Europe" ... with "high profile cameos" in the movie," said Black.