Robert Zemeckis has signed on to direct Here There Be Monsters for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Brian Helgeland is writing the screenplay, which centers on Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones, although gigantic sea monsters are also featured in the story. The project is based on an original ideal by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull.

Jon Jashni will produce along with Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, and Thomas Tull. No production schedule was given for Here There Be Monsters.

Robert Zemeckis has been attached to a number of projects lately, including Replay, Flight, and Major Matt Mason. It isn't clear which project will go before cameras first.