After bringing the life of the Asian warrior Genghis Khan to the big screen, Mongol director Sergei Bodrov is training his sights on Marco Polo for Hollywood Gang Productions and Endgame Entertainment.

Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Endgame's James D Stern will produce The Silk Road: The Adventures Of Marco Polo and Hollywood Gang's Craig Flores and Endgame's Adam Del Deo and Douglas E Hansen will serve as executive producers. Flores and Hansen will oversee production.

The story will recount the adventures of the 13th century Italian explorer as told through the eyes of his prison mate, the romantic writer Rustichello Da Pisa.

'The life of Marco Polo is an amazing story rich with detail that will make an astonishing film,' Stern said. 'Sergei is a great film-maker and the perfect candidate to breathe life into a story about a man whose determination and courage resonates with audiences around the world.'

'Sergei is the perfect visionary director to tell this Titanic love story set against the heroic journey of the greatest adventurer of all time,' Nunnari added. 'We are excited to embark on this mission with Sergei and our partners at Endgame.'

Bodrov is represented by the William Morris Agency and The Arlook Group.