I will surprised if this is true after the bath that Oliver Stone's version took at the box office. I must admit that I rather enjoyed Stone's film but I was well primed by Robin Lane Fox's brilliant 70s biography of Alexander and his relentless proselytizing for the film on which he worked as a technical adviser and galloper.
That said, I have loved all Luhrmann's moves since Strictly Ballroom so the more the merrier as far as I am concerned.
I must try and see the 50s Alexander movie with Richard Burton. (Also A Welsh Born Icon).