Zak Penn, who is best known for adapting such comic book properties as The Incredible Hulk and the “X-Men” films for the big screen, is writing and will produce The Argonauts for 20th Century Fox.
The Argonauts is based on Penn’s original take on the classic Greek tale. In Greek mythology, the Argonauts were a band of heroic sailors who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. The Argonauts name comes from the sailors’ ship, the Argo.
John Davis (Alien vs. Predator) is also on board to produce.
DreamWorks is developing a project, also titled The Argonauts, about a group of treasure hunters who discover the wreck of the mythological sunken ship thought to have been captained by Jason, and are transported back in time to ancient Greece.