Warner Bros. has set John Brownlow to pen its remake of the classic swashbuckler Captain Blood.

According to Variety, the project is being developed by Philip Noyce with an eye toward directing and produced by Bill Gerber. Warner is developing Captain Blood as a possible U.K./Australian co-production.

Errol Flynn starred in the 1935 original, directed by Michael Curtiz, as a doctor wrongly sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean, where he and his comrades become avenging pirates. It was nominated for the best picture Oscar.

No production date has been set.