“Casino Royale” and “The Mask of Zorro” helmer Martin Campbell has been hired to direct “Treasure of Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves,” a new spin on the classic 1,001 Arabian Nights tales.
The story follows an adventure novelist 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 teams 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.
Dave Holstein penned the most recent draft of the script. Ehud Bleiberg, Danny Dimbort and Nicholas Donnermeyer will produce.