Hollywood star Denzel Washington is once again teaming up with filmmaker Antoine Fuqua for a new feature film.
The duo have previously collaborated for the Oscar-winning 2001 film Training Day and the Equalizer series.
The movie will feature Washington, 68, as real-life warrior Hannibal, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history, Netflix said in a statement.
The film will cover the pivotal battles he led against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War, fought between 2018-201 BC, as per the official plotline.
The project has a screenplay by John Logan, known for his work on movies such as The Aviator, Hugo, The Last Samurai and Skyfall.
Fuqua and Washington will also produce along with Erik Olsen and Adam Goldworm. Jeremy Lott and Frank Moll will serve as executive producers.
The movie is part of Fuqua’s production company Hill District Media’s first look partnership with Netflix.