It's probably the least likely story you've ever heard, but McG (he of noisy actioners and awful storytelling) has joined with Richard Branson (he of delayed trains and lousy inflight meals) to make a film about the life of Christopher Columbus (he of a penchant for slavery and 'discovering' America).

Entrepreneur Branson, whose Virgin brand is on everything from cola cans to spacecrafts, launched Virgin Produced earlier this year, and picked up this script by T.S. Nowlin - simply titled 'Columbus' - as one of its first acquisitions. Deadline reports that it's a '300'-style retelling of the story of Columbus's discovery of America, which should allow McG to fall back on his familiar staples: silly camera angles and a fondness for post-production color grading.
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