Thought it was interesting to share this news here with you guys. An adventure movie in the style of Indy. Let's hope it's going to be good.
EXCLUSIVE: Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell is back in high adventure mode, attaching to direct Treasure of Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves, a global adventure adapted from the 1,001 Arabian Nights Tales. The most recent draft is by Dave Holstein, based on a screenplay developed by Mansur Ahmed and Ehud Bleiberg. Bleiberg, Danny Dimbort and Nicholas Donnermeyer are producing along with frequent Campbell collaborator Robert K. MacLean. Marc Bikindou, Tiffany Boyle and Charles Wachsberg are executive producers on the film.
Bleiberg and Dimbort are jointly handling the worldwide sales rights and will bring the film to buyers in Toronto. The logline: an adventure novelist gets caught up in a global conspiracy and a hunt for a mysterious antiquity after discovering that his father had a map to the legendary treasure of Ali Baba. He must team up with a brilliant cartographer to locate the artifacts before they fall into the hands of the 40 Thieves — an ancient group who has quietly become a powerful, international syndicate of criminals in high-ranking corporate positions.[/size]
Said Campbell of Ali Baba: “This is a great opportunity to do something with international appeal and huge franchise potential. I want this to be my Indiana Jones.”