Braveheart writer Randall Wallace is set to write The Last Pharaoh, with Will Smith in mind to play Taharqa in Columbia's drama about the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.

According to Variety, Smith has long wanted to play the pharaoh and brought Wallace the Taharqa story.

The film will focus on his battles with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon starting in 677 B.C.

No production date has been set.