Jason and the Argonauts, the classic Greek myth, is reportedly to be adapted to the big screen once more. Paramount Pictures have already commissioned and received a script by TV writer Christopher Hollier (Alias), and are now looking to move forward in approaching a director.
The legend follows Greek hero Jason and his band of mercenaries, as they go on an epic quest to retrieve the fabled ‘golden fleece’, fiercely engaging gods and monsters on their perilous journey to free a terrorised land.
The tale has been adapted many times in the past, most notably in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which starred Todd Armstrong as the titular hero. The picture became famous for its inventive and groundbreaking effects work, by stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.
Jason and the Argonauts is currently without a shooting schedule or release date, but things are said to be moving swiftly, and the majority of the concept art and VFX presentations are said to be already complete. Expect a director announcement before the end of the year.
Source: Tracking Board