Many moons ago, genius screenwriter William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Heat, All the President's Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) wrote a movie called Crusade about well, the Crusades. Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to star, Paul Verhoeven was going to direct, and the project advanced far enough to have both a release date and an early promotional campaign. And then, for reasons I can't figure out (if you know anything, please educate us in the comments), the whole thing just vanished.

Now, according to Moviehole, the project is back, possibly still with the participation of governator-but-not-for-long Schwarzenegger, who actually owns the rights. Details are sketchy at this point, but it's unlikely that Verhoeven will be involved, given his concerns about finding funding - especially these days - for a movie about "...the murderous attack of the Christians on the Arabs and the Jews. The Pope instigate[ed] this complete slaughterhouse, which ultimately had only one goal: to destroy as many Arabs as possible." Yeah, you can sorta see how big studios might be just a wee bit leery of that.

More details if we get them.
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