Variety reports that the "All the Money in the World" director is in talks to take on "The Merlin Saga" for Disney, with Philippa Boyens (co-scripter of the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) as the writer.
While the Merlin movie most people remember is Disney's animated 1963 feature "The Sword in the Stone" (based on the book "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White), this one will be based on the series by T.A. Barron. It's an origin story that follows Merlin from his youth to his becoming a trusted advisor to King Arthur.
Disney is also working on a live-action version of "The Sword in the Stone," which Scott was also consulted about, according to Variety.
For the movie version, may we suggest... Christopher Plummer? (In the later years, of course.)[Via Variety]