Lionsgate developing modern Merlin tale, Reborn

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Cartoon Network is bringing the legend of King Arthur to the 21st century with a live-action movie from Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Travis Wright (Eagle Eye), the project, tentatively titled Reborn, is inspired by the legend of Merlin. It is described as a modern retelling of the King Arthur tale, with archetypal characters from the legend transported to the present.

Former Paramount and Universal production executive Shearmur developed the idea with Wright before she joined Lionsgate in August. The two are executive-producing the movie, in development at Cartoon.

Reborn is part of Cartoon's push in the live-action arena.