Michael Matthews to helm ‘Merlin’

Los Angeles, Oct 17:

Filmmaker Michael Matthews has been roped in to direct “Merlin” for Disney.

The film is a live-action adaptation of author T A Barron’s novel series of the same name, reported Deadline.

At one point, filmmaker Ridley Scott, who recently directed “The Last Duel” for Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, was set to helm the project. But he exited the movie due to his busy schedule.

The book series follows the story of a young Merlin who would go on to become the mentor of the classic literary character King Arthur.

“Merlin” has a latest draft of the script from writer Chris Weitz.

The movie will be produced by Gil Netter.

Matthews is best known for directing the critically-acclaimed adventure film “Love & Monsters”, starring Dylan O’Brien and Jessica Henwick in the lead.

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