Classic Dutch cult TV series Floris, that first united director Paul Verhoeven and Rutger Hauer in 1969, is to be remade for the cinema.

Jean van de Velde (Leak, All Stars) is set to direct the adventurous epic, about the heroic knight Floris and his sidekick Sindela.

The original series was a cult hit in the Netherlands and launched the careers of Verhoeven and Hauer, who worked together on productions like Turkish Delight, Soldier Of Orange, Spetters and Flesh And Blood.

Floris will be released by Universal Pictures and Independent Films. Production company is NL Film (owned by Alain de Levita and Johan Nijenhuis, who made Costa! and Full Moon). Shooting will commence next summer, casting will be decided in a few weeks.