The Avatar star will buckle on his swashbuckle to play H. Rider Haggard's classic hero, Allan Quatermain, in a scifi adventure from DreamWorks. Will the universe tremble in awe?

Smallville's original braintrust, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, are shepherding Quatermain, which The Hollywood Reporter describes as:

"set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another King Solomon's Mines-style adventure but on a planetwide scale. Mark Verheiden was the writer behind the first script when the project was revealed early last year."


(Via Heat Vision)