Peter Jackson is looking to direct the historical fantasy series, Temeraire.

The film is from Naomi Novik's novel, which reimagines the world of the Napoleonic Wars with the addition of an air force of dragons and valiant aviators, says The Hollywood Reporter. It centers on British naval Capt. Will Laurence, who captures a French ship, where he discovers an unhatched dragon egg in the hold, a gift from the Emperor of China intended for Napoleon. When the egg hatches, he is forced to give up his naval career to become captain of the dragon he names Temeraire.

No word on when the deal will happen for Temeraire or a production schedule.