JJ Abrams Conducts A Diamond Heist

Paramount Pictures has purchased film rights to Joshua Davis’ Wired magazine article “The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist” as a potential directing vehicle for J.J. Abrams says the trades.

The film will follow the true story of an unprecedented $100+ million diamond & gold heist in Belgium in early 2003 by a small group of Italian thieves who circumvented ten layers of security to access a vault beneath the Antwerp Diamond Center.

Abrams’ Bad Robot will produce and the M:I-3 & “Star Trek” helmer could direct. No writer has yet been hired.