Oliver Stone took to Twitter over the weekend to announce he will not be continuing with the planned Martin Luther King film. Producers would not go with his script, after a clash of ideas over the direction Stone wished to take. Stone tweeted, 'my MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it.'


Stone followed with more Tweets that went into more detail about his departure for the film. 'The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being. I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth.I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if 'they' ever make it, it'll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington. Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans - but, thank God, not a saint.' he added.

We expect the film to still go ahead but it will be interesting to see who picks up from Stone. The biopic is a co production between Warner Bros and Dreamworks and Jamie Foxx has also been linked to the movie.