Hancock director Peter Berg is creating a new version of Hercules for Universal.

According to Variety, Berg will produce and will develop to direct Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Ryan Condal will write the script, based on a five-issue comicbook series by Steve Moore that debuted in May through Radical Publishing.

"What resonated for them was that this was character driven, about a character who's more man than god, with conflicts and redemption," Barry Levine said.

No production date has been set.