According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures said Monday that it has acquired the rights to the prehistoric epic 10,000 BC which was put into turnaround by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Sources said Warners-based Legendary Pictures is in negotiations to co-finance. The film, which chronicles the journey of a young tribal mammoth hunter at the dawn of modern man, will be directed by Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) and produced by Emmerich, his producing partner, Michael Wimer, and Mark Gordon. Harald Kloser and Tom Karnowski will executive produce.

Production will begin in the spring in South Africa and Namibia.