Beowulf: According to The Hollywood Reporter, One of the oldest poems in English literature has been set up at Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Beowulf," the epic tale of man vs. monster, will be written by Matthew Sand and produced by Ed McDonnell's Maple Shade Films. Written in Old English and dating back to the eighth century, the blood-soaked poem tells the tale of Beowulf of the Geats, who is called to slay Grendel, a monster that is attacking a Danish kingdom. After defeating Grendel, Beowulf slays Grendel's mother and then clashes with a dragon. The poem is known to have been an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.