8 November 2005 By: Entertainment News Staff, - Scarlett Johansson, The Amazon Warrior The actress has secured funding from Moshe Diamant's Signature Pictures for starring in the action-drama Amazon, which will be penned by Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain Scarlett Johansson is set to play an Amazon warrior, living in 200 B.C., who searches vengeance on an army that had destroyed her native village.Moshe Diamant's Signature Pictures has made a deal to finance Amazon, a starring vehicle for Johansson, according to Variety. Apparently, the idea of the part came from the actress herself, who mentioned it to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci while they worked together on The Island. The duo will produce with Melanie Johansson, Gilles Arondeau and Alexandra Milchan-Lambert. Signature also worked with Johansson on The Black Dahlia, which she has recently filmed for the famous director Brian De Palma. The actress also has recently starred in A Love Song for Bobby Long, In Good Company and The Perfect Score. Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain will write the script for Amazon. "This will be a movie that falls between The Wild Bunch and The Seven Samurai", Blackman said.Blackman and McCain have just written Outlander, a period Viking saga that McCain will direct for Ascendant Pictures and The Weinstein Co.; production on that project starts next June in New Zealand. Page 1 Copyright (c) 2001-2012 Softpedia. All rights reserved. Softpedia™ and Softpedia™ logo are registered trademarks of SoftNews NET SRL.
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