Warner Bros. is developing a remake of the 1981 John Boorman-directed Excalibur, as a potential directing vehicle for Bryan Singer, who is producing.

According to Variety, WB and Legendary Pictures have labored for months to pull together the rights to the film, which Singer will produce with Julie Yorn.

Inspired by Thomas Malory's 15th century work, and scripted by Rospo Pallenberg and Boorman, Excalibur explores the myth of King Arthur, complete with the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin the wizard and the quest for the Holy Grail to save Arthur's life. The original picture broke such talent as Helen Mirren (who played the evil Morgana), Liam Neeson (Sir Gawain), Gabriel Byrne, Patrick Stewart and Ciaran Hinds.

Singer hasn't set a writer yet.