Following his Bob Dylan and Berlin-opening Rolling Stones documentaries, Martin Scorsese is planning to make a film on the life of Reggae star Bob Marley.

Shangri-La Entertainment and Tuff Gong Pictures are producing the as-yet-untitled film which will be released globally on Feb 6, 2010, the 65th anniversary of Marley's birth. Fortissimo Films will handle international sales.

Scorsese is collaborating with Marley's family on the documentary about the life, legacy and global impact of the influential singer-songwriter who died in 1981.

His son Ziggy Marley, who will executive produce the film, said: 'I am thrilled that the Marley family will finally have the opportunity to document our father's legacy and are truly honored to have Mr. Scorsese guide the journey.'

Scorsese's Rolling Stones film, Shine A Light, also backed by Shangri-La and sold by Fortissimo, opened the Berlin Film Festival last night.