According to Variety, Keanu Reeves is set to board The 8th Voyage of Sinbad at Columbia Pictures for helmer Rob Cohen and producer Neal Moritz.
Reeves will star as Sinbad the sailor, the legendary character from The Arabian Nights. In the film, set in eighth-century China, Sinbad and his shipmates embark on a quest to find the Lamp of Aladdin. Along the way, they meet a beautiful empress and battle fantastical creatures as well as a rebellious Chinese general who threatens the kingdom with his supernatural powers.
Charlie Mitchell is rewriting a script by Cormac and Marianne Wibberly and Tedi Sarafian.