's epic high seas novel Moby Dick
is set for a big return to the big screen. Wanted
filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov
has been hired to adapt a graphic novel-style screenplay written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage into a blockbuster.
Cooper tells Daily Variety
the movie will have a modern feel— a world away from the 1930 original, which starred John Barrymore
as Captain Ahab, and 1956 classic, starring Gregory Peck
He says, "Our vision isn't your grandfather's Moby Dick
. This is an opportunity to take a classic and capitalize on the advances in visual effects to tell what is at its core— an action-adventure revenge story."