Friday, November 25, 2022

Spielberg’s “Conquistador”

Amazon Studios will finance a four-hour miniseries based on the saga of Spanish 'conquistador' 'Hernán Cortés' (Javier Bardem), to be written by Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") based on an unproduced script by 1950's Hollywood blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Spartacus") for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television:

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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