Oliver Stone’s Alexander arrived in theaters on November 24, 2004 – one of two big-budget films slated to deal with the life and times of the conqueror. The other, to be directed by Baz Luhrmann and produced by Martin Scorsese, will not begin shooting until 2005. And despite Luhrman’s protests that his film will go forward, the general mood in Hollywood seems to be “wait and see.” In addition to these two high-profile Alexander projects, a small, independent film about Alexander’s youth, Alexander the Great of Macedonia, produced by Ilya Salkind (known best for Superman), was filmed and slated to appear this fall, but it is now simply listed as “coming soon” and may never appear at all.
Reames, Jeanne, "A History of Alexander on the Big Screen" (2004). History Faculty Publications. 18.