Forbidden Kingdom director Rob Minkoff has signed on to direct the 3D English-language action-adventure fantasy Chinese Odyssey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'Chinese Odyssey' is a supernatural high-seas adventure that pits our hero against an onslaught of deadly foes on the path to fulfilling his destiny," Minkoff said. "It's a story involving ancient mysteries, deadly sea monsters, great characters and larger-than-life adventures, which all make for a fantastic cinematic experience. The opportunity to film again in China is an added thrill."

Producer Pietro Ventani added "Although our hero is very familiar to Asian audiences, he is less known in the West. Our intention is to launch the property as a major franchise for the international marketplace."

Chinese Odyssey will film on location in China.