‘Underworld’s Patrick Tatopoulos To Helm Sci-Fi Fantasy ‘New Babylon’

EXCLUSIVE: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans director Patrick Tatopoulos has been tapped to helm New Babylon, an original science fiction fantasy pic from Hydra Entertainment. Tatopoulos’ background as a creature designer and production designer on films like 300: Rise Of An Empire, Total Recall, and the Underworld films will come in handy on the film, which is set in the Middle East in the near future when a war between angels and demons leads up to the building of a modern day Tower of Babel. Hydra’s focus on visual design-driven projects originates with its principals, Oscar-winning helmer Robert Stromberg (Disney’s Maleficent), Avatar franchise production designer Dylan Cole, and the founders of previsualization firm The Third Floor, Inc. New Babylon is scripted by David LoPresti from an original concept from co-founder Joshua Wassung. Hydra’s Head of Development Nathan Santell and GM Joel Newton will produce with Wassung. Stromberg and Hydra co-founder Chris Edwards are exec producing. (more…)

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