Zak Penn, the scribe who is best known for adapting such comicbook properties as The Incredible Hulk and X-Men for the bigscreen, has signed on to write and produce The Argonauts for 20th Century Fox.
According to Variety, Fox's version of The Argonauts is based on Penn's original take on the classic Greek tale. In Greek mythology, the Argonauts were a band of heroic sailors who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. The Argonauts name comes from the sailors' ship, the Argo.
John Davis (Alien vs. Predator) is also on board to produce.
The Argonauts tale has spawned a number of projects, including the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts, as well as a 2000 NBC miniseries. DreamWorks is developing a project, also titled The Argonauts, about a group of treasure hunters who discover the wreck of the mythological sunken ship thought to have been captained by Jason, and are transported back in time to ancient Greece.
No production date has been set.