Herman Melville'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."