Ron Howard Brings the Aztecs to Showtime

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | August 1, 2012 |

That's the terrible way to pitch a movie version of what could be an incredible story of layer upon layer of tragedy. Thankfully, the task has fallen to Ron Howard instead of Zack Snyder. And Howard is bringing the series to Showtime.

Deadline is kind enough to summarize for us:

"The story of famed Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes, who led the Spanish conquest in Mexico, and his clash with Moctezuma II, the last ruler of the Aztec Empire which fell at the hands of Cortes and his men. Filled with blood, lust, gold, magic and mythology, Conquest is described as "a classic war story about two powerful men and their people ultimately leading to the destruction of the Aztec culture and the men themselves."

No word on whether Jared Diamond will be a consulting producer, or if this affects Howard's involvement in the "Arrested Development" restart or the "Dark Tower" movie/series/thingie.

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