Panda Helmer Reigns In “Minotaur”

“Kung Fu Panda” co-director John Stevenson will helm “The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break” for The Gotham Group says The Hollywood Reporter.

Mike Jones adapted Steven Sherrill’s 2000 novel about the mythological creature — half-man, half-bull — who survived Theseus’ attack in the labyrinth and walks among us today.

He’s a short-order cook in a Midwestern diner not far from his trailer-park home who falls for an epileptic waitress named Kelly.

The film will be a live-action love story with CG elements. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lindsay Williams are producing.