Columbia Pictures has pre-emptively picked up a high-concept action-adventure from writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift; Sam Raimi and Josh Donen will produce through their Buckaroo Entertainment banner.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as an all-ages fantasy movie with franchise potential that the studio is hoping to fast track. It centers on a cynical guy from New York who is forced to go to a land untouched by modern civilization to save a village and a princess from fiendish fairy tale creatures.

No production schedule has been set for the flick.