Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Rex Mundi


One of Johnny Depp's new productions, Rex Mundi is set in a world where "the Protestant Reformation failed, the Catholic Church has all the power of a secret police force, Europe is in the grip of feudalism and sorcerers stalk the street at night...”

Stemming from the Dark Horse stable, a sample of which which may be downloaded here, and the brainchild of Arvid Nelson and the pens of EricJ and Juan Ferreyra, Rex Mundi follows the adventures of Julien Saunière, a physician who stumbles onto a sinister conspiracy after a priest friend calls on him to investigate the theft of a medieval scroll. Set in Paris, this predates Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons (don't get me started on Dan Brown...), Rex Mundi is a thoroughly enjoyable adventurous mix of genres, with nods to Philip Marlowe, Indiana Jones (who makes a cameo) and Doc Savage. I hope the proposed film does it justice!

For some unfathomable reason, it prompts me to point you in the direction of Devlin Waugh as well...