Baz Luhrmann's scrapped Alexander THE GREAT movie may be made after all - after the disappointing response to Oliver Stone's take on the life of the Macedonian leader.

The two films were due to go head to head at the box office until Luhrmann's movie - due to star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and NICOLE KIDMAN - was delayed and then axed last November (04).

But veteran producer Dino De Laurentiis has resurrected the picture, after Stone's ALEXANDER, starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie, attracted unfavourable reviews from critics and cinemagoers.

The 85-year-old movie maker says, "It will be the Alexander that everyone has been waiting for. I don't want to hit out against Oliver Stone, who merits respect. But his picture was certainly flawed, and was missing the spine of a screenplay."

25/02/2005 03:49