Francis Lawrence Helms Marco Polo Feature

Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend,” “Constantine) will direct a feature about Marco Polo for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.

More fantasy/adventure epic than serious biopic drama, the film will be most set in “the Orient of our imagination” according to scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage who are penning the script.

Polo, a 13th century Venetian merchant, who essentially introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China after his father and uncle travelled through Asia and met Kublai Khan. The trio set of on extensive travels throughout Asia on behalf of the Khan for twenty-four years.