Denzel Washington is set to reunite with his ‘Training Day’ and ‘Equalizer’ director Antoine Fuqua in an upcoming untitled Netflix movie.
Washington is to play the ancient Carthaginian general Hannibal in the movie which is based on real-life warrior Hannibal, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history. The film covers the pivotal battles he led against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War.
Hannibal, a Carthaginian general, rode a war elephant from northern Africa to invade Italy. He led his army to several key victories against the Romans, which allowed him to occupy large parts of southern Italy for 15 years. However, he was eventually defeated by the Romans in the Battle of Zama, after they launched a counter-invasion of North Africa.
‘The Gladiator’ and ‘The Aviator’ scribe, John Logan is set to write the screenplay. Washington will produce the film alongside Erik Olsen, Adam Goldworm and Fuqua via his Hill District Media’s first-look deal with Netflix.