Warner Bros. Calls Marco Polo & Finds Fantasy
Warner Bros. has tapped I AM LEGEND helmer Francis Lawrence to direct a fantasy version of the 13th century adventures of Marco Polo, reports VARIETY. 3 Arts Entertainment's Erwin Stoff will produce. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (ACCEPTED) will pen the script. Sarah Schechter will shepherd for WB. Lawrence will also exec produce.
The plot is being kept under wraps for now. Polo was a real life merchant who traded in Asia with his father and uncle. At the time of his journeys, Kublai Khan ruled the Mongol empire.