DreamWorks is bringing a project on the life of legendary pirate Blackbeard to the bigscreen.

David Franzoni, who wrote Amistad and Gladiator for the studio, will pen Blackbeard, which delves into the life of British buccaneer Edward Teach.

According to Variety, Barry Josephson (Enchanted) is producing alongside motivational speaker and former Philadelphia 76ers prexy/co-owner Pat Croce, who wrote "Pirate Soul," a book that chronicled the golden era of piracy, which spanned 1690-1730.