Warner Bros. and Red Wagon have attached Kevin Lima (Enchanted) to direct Tom Thumb, a live-action feature based on the origins of the tiny character.

According to Variety, the story was penned by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), and is centered on an arrogant knight who's shrunk to 6 inches while assigned to protect a princess and then discovers what it means to be a real hero.

Warner Bros. is aiming to develop Tom Thumb as a tentpole project with worldwide appeal. The Tom Thumb character originated in English folklore in the 16th century, while thumb-sized heroes have appeared in cultures throughout the world.

No production date has been set.