Jet Li, Djimon Hounsou and STAR WARS star Hayden Christensen will set sail with Keanu Reeves in the updated Sinbad movie if director Rob Cohen gets his way.

The XXX movie maker is hoping the three stars will play Sinbad's crew in what will be the eighth movie voyage for the mythical sailor.

Cohen also reveals he has been given original Sinbad creator and special-effects guru Ray Harryhausen's official blessing for the project, insisting the movie legend is particularly impressed with the casting of Keanu.

He says, "He said, 'Oh, that's so brilliant.' Ray thinks Keanu could be the greatest Sinbad ever."

15/04/2005 02:56