King Of The Gods: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios is brushing up on its Greek mythology. The studio, which explored the world of the gods in its 1997 animated feature Hercules, has just dropped mid-six figures to pick up King of the Gods, an original concept from writer Sid Quashie, who will now write the script.

"Gods" is an epic fantasy that explores how the young god Zeus discovered that his destiny was to overthrow his father, the evil Titan Cronus, and become ruler of the world. The story is based on the original Greek myth as told by Hesiod. It is being developed as an live-action adventure that could have franchise potential in the vein of The Lord of the Rings.