Randall Wallace has taken over scripting duties on "The Last Pharaoh" says Variety.
Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment is developing the film which centers on Pharoah Taharqa the 7th Century BC ruler of Egypt and last king of the Nubian Dynasty who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.
Smith, who has long wanted to play the pharaoh, brought Wallace the pitch.
Given Wallace's noted track record with historical figures I doubt the earlier scripts previously penned by Carl Franklin and Chris Hauty will be used here.
From "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to Pharaoh-makes perfect sense...