A movie so legendarily huge that it nearly bankrupted a mega studio – 20th Century Fox. A movie that made a superstar out of Elizabeth Taylor. A movie that has long been loaded into the Hollywood remake cannon but was never quite able to fire. Cleopatra will rise again, and this time some old friends are working on it.

Paramount Pictures won an apparently fierce bidding war for the right to the movie remake and now Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot and will re-team with director Patty Jenkins to make it a reality.

Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) is penning the screenplay. This is apparently separate from the long gestating Sony effort. That version had Angeline Jolie attached at one point and was also rumoured to be a Lady Gaga vehicle.

Even our resident Outpost Padres, the reverend Reverend, accepts that the single best version of this story ever was Carry On Cleo, and you all know how he feels about Gal Gadot.

Further specifics for the film remain secret for the time being, so no word on specific period of Cleopatra’s story, or additional casting.