Peter Berg to take on Hercules
The director, who has just helmed the Will Smith hit Hancock, will also produce the film entitled Hercules: The Thracian Wars, to be based on a five-issue comic series by Steve Moore.
Berg will be joined on the project by co-producers Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Sarah Aubrey and Barry Levine.
Speaking to Variety, Levine said: "What resonated for them was that this was character driven, about a character who's more man than god, with conflicts and redemption."
The movie will tell the story of Hercules and a band of mercenaries attempting to reunite the rival tribes of Thrace into one united state.
Berg, who formerly starred in medical drama Chicago Hope, is also scheduled to direct a remake of the cult 1980s sci-fi film Dune for Paramount Pictures.
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