Overbrook, Motor Option Amazon Bestseller ‘Conquistador’; Limited Series Planned

Exclusive: Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, an Amazon Top Bestseller, has been optioned by Overbrook Entertainment and Don Handfield & Richard Rayner’s film and television shingle, Motor. A limited series is planned for what promises to be an epic story.

The book follows the tragic tale of conquest and defeat, of colonization and resistance, of empires won and civilizations lost — and of the violent confluence of two empires previously unknown to each other. It’s the epic account of Hernan Cortes, one of the greatest conquerors history has ever known, and Montezuma, the complex leader of the ancient civilization that he would oppose. Their stories culminate in the cataclysmic battle that would be the end of one world and the making of a new one.

“I can’t believe this story has never been told,” said Caleeb Pinkett of Overbrook, a company whose partners include Will Smith,
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