The treasure hunt feature will follow “a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the globe”
Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas’ 1821 Media is partnering with Warner Bros. to develop an untitled treasure hunt story as a feature film. The project is based on an original concept by Dougas and Warner Bros.’ Jon Berg, who will be overseeing for the studio along with Jon Gonda. Grant Pierce Myers will pen the screenplay, which follows a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the globe, journeying through the criminal underworld, in pursuit of the greatest treasure of all time. Myers previously co-wrote Twentieth Century Fox’s The Maze Runner, successfully adapting the YA hit series into a film franchise and box office triumph.
Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas (pictured) will produce the film alongside Roy Lee under his Vertigo Entertainment banner. 1821 Media recently partnered with Lionsgate to adapt their New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel Romeo and Juliet: The War into a feature film with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.
Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas recently produced Paul Weitz’ critically acclaimed Grandma, for Sony Classics, for which Lily Tomlin was nominated for a Golden Globe, Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman for TWC and are executive producing Doug Liman’s Mena, starring Tom Cruise, for Universal Pictures.
Roy Lee previously produced Martin Scorsese’s four-time Academy Award Winning The Departed, The Grudge, the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy, and box office hit The Lego Movie, among many others.
“Given their success with franchises such as Harry Potter and the Batman series, Warner Bros. is the ideal partner to develop this action thriller which has enormous franchise potential,” said Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas.
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