“The Incredibles” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” director Brad Bird is reportedly meeting with Legendary Pictures about hopping onboard the history-meets-Lovecraftian monsters mashup project “Here There Be Monsters” reports Vulture.
The story follows Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones, but throws in tentacled monsters of the deep to the mix – meaning the tone looks to be akin to the upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.
Brian Helgeland penned the script in which Jones is wrongly stripped of his British naval commission and is hired by a shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of merchant ships in the North Atlantic. Jones and his crew suspect that it’s the handiwork of a sea monster and have to fight to survive it.
Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing.