Troika Pictures has picked up feature rights to John Steinbeck's "The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights", and has set Jennifer Lee to adapt the screenplay.

According to Variety, the book was published posthumously and is Steinbeck's retelling of the Arthurian legend, based on the Winchester Manuscript text of Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," first published in 1485.

Steinbeck interpreted and rewrote seven of the legends in his book.

The first film being developed by Troika is based on the quest of Arthur's knights Gawain, Ewain and Marhalt.

The story revolves around a young knight as he learns the meaning of the relationship between maidens and knights, in the process becoming a man and a true Knight of the Round Table.

"This first film is a compelling romantic comedy adventure targeted for the youth audience," Stein said.

No production date has been set.