Pirates Scribe To Pen Downey’s “Yucatan”

Oscar-nominated scribe Terry Rossio (“The Mask of Zorro,” “Deja Vu,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) has come onboard Warner Bros. Pictures and Team Downey’s action adventure “Yucatan” which is being shaped as a potential Robert Downey Jr, star vehicle.

Based on a 1700-page treatment written by iconic actor Steve McQueen in the late 1960s, the story involved a renegade salvage expert’s search for Mayan treasure in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Rossio and Downey Jr. are said to be using the original premise as a jumping-off point for a mind-bending adventure story. Rossio takes over from Anthony Peckham who previously had a go at the script.

Source: Deadline