Warner Bros., 1821 Media Digging Up Treasure Hunt Movie

Grant Pierce Myers will write the script, which follows a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the world.

Warner Bros. and Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas' 1821 Media are developing a treasure hunt film, hiring The Maze Runner scribe Grant Pierce Myers to write the script.

The story, based on an original concept by Dougas and Warner Bros.’ Jon Berg, centers on a group of treasure hunters who steal artifacts from museums around the world as they pursue the greatest treasure of all time.

Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas will produce the film alongside Roy Lee under his Vertigo Entertainment banner.

“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,” Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas said Tuesday in a statement.

The deal was negotiated by Loeb & Loeb’s Craig Emanuel. Meyers, who also is adapting young-adult fantasy novel Queen of Hearts for Universal, is repped by Paradigm.

1821 Media's other projects include William Wheeler’s Untitled Kyriakides Project for Disney and The Odyssey at Warner Bros. The company's previous releases include And While We Were Here, Robert Rodriquez’s Machete Kills and Swing Vote, starring Kevin Costner.