Michael Mann, Paul Haggis Find “Gold”

Filmmakers Michael Mann (“Heat”) and Paul Haggis (“Crash”) are teaming for the contemporary thriller “Gold” reports Heat Vision.

Described as being in the vein of Bogart classic “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, the story revolves around a ruthless search for the precious metal.

TV producers Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Friday Night Lights”) penned the script on spec which both filmmakers sparked to. The plan now is to develop and package the project, most likely with Mann directing and Haggis producing, before setting it up at a studio.

No actors are attached at this time. Mann and Michael Nozik are also expected to produce.