Monday, August 13, 2018

Spielberg's "Montezuma"

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television continues to develop a four-hour miniseries based on Spanish 'conquistador' 'Hernán Cortés' (Javier Bardem), written by Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") based on an unproduced screenplay by 1950's Hollywood blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Spartacus"):

Trumbo's original script "Montezuma", explored the relationship between 'Cortes' and 'Montezuma II' (1460–1520), the ninth 'Aztec' emperor, killed during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, bolstered by an army of more than 200,000 natives opposed to the Aztec regime.

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