20th Century Fox has picked up The Eighth Wonder, an action-adventure pitch from Simon Kinberg, with Nicole Kidman attached to star and produce. Laurence Mark also is producing.
Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but the story centers on an archeological discovery that sets off a globe-spanning race, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The goal is to create a movie that will be to Raiders of the Lost Ark what the “Bourne” movies are to James Bond movies: a character-driven, treasure-hunting thriller.
Kinberg will write the script in the fall.