Danish director Asger Leth is set to direct Olympia for Columbia Pictures.

According to Variety, Mark Gordon (10,000 B.C.) is producing the love story, which is set against the backdrop of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece as war waged between Athens and Sparta.

Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay, and helmer Gavin Hood penned a rewrite.

No production date has been set.