Mongol Helmer Does Marco Polo

Having successfully covered the life of Ghenghis Khan in this year’s “Mongol”, director Sergei Bodrov is now planning a biopic on a different kind of historical figure – Marco Polo.

Bodrov will helm “The Silk Road: The Adventures of Marco Polo”, an epic feature chronicling the controversial 13th-century Italian trader and explorer, for Hollywood Gang Productions and Endgame Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story will be told through the eyes of Polo’s prison mate, Rustichello da Pisa. Gianni Nunnari and James D. Stern will produce.