Javier Bardem is being lined up to play Captain Blackbeard in Peter Pan, a movie based on JM Barrie's original tale.
The 44-year-old actor is in talks to play the pirate villain in the story, which tells the tale of a boy who can fly and never ages.
Joe Wright will take the helm of the new big screen project for Warner Bros. The movie is being touted as an introductory film, similar to Batman Begins and will be produced by Greg Berlanti and the script has been written by Jason Fuchs.
This version of the Peter Pan story will see the orphan go into battle against evil pirates in a bid to save Peter's home island, Neverland.