Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures is in early talks with Bradley Cooper and director Jaume Collet-Serra to star and direct their upcoming sci-fi fantasy project, Here There Be Monsters.

The film follows a real-life Revolutionary War hero named John Paul Jones. After he's stripped of his British naval commission, the hero is hired by a shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of merchant ships in the North Atlantic, which are used as toothpicks by a giant squid. Brian Helgeland wrote the script.

Production for the film starts first quarter 2013.