Sir Michael Caine is to appear in a science fiction version of 'Henry V'.

The 'Harry Brown' star will reportedly be joined by Ray Winstone, Vinnie Jones, Gerard Depardieu and Derek Jacobi in the forthcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play, titled 'Henry5'.

The historic play chronicles the young king's ascent to the throne following the death of his father, but first-time director Michael Anderson moves the story to "an age of the apocalypse" where the lead character fights a war against a neighbouring enemy after quashing a domestic rebellion.

The production will also incorporate parts of 'Henry IV Part I' and 'Henry IV Part II' into The Script, which has been penned by the director, Andrew Hislop and Steve Wilkinson.

Steve previously worked as Kenneth Branagh's producing partner on the 1989 version of 'Henry V'.

The project is currently being touted around studios by Darclight Films and as yet no further details - including how parts will be distributed - have been made available.