20th Century Fox has picked up the pitch THE EIGHTH WONDER for Nicole Kidman to star in and produce.
The story centers on an archeological discovery that sets off a globe-spanning race. Simon Kinberg (MR & MRS. SMITH) will write the script this fall.
Laurence Mark is also attached to produce the film whose goal is "create a movie that will be to Raiders of the Lost Ark what the Bourne movies are to James Bond movies: a character-driven, treasure-hunting thriller."
Kinberg most recently did a rewrite on Night at the Museum 2 and Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes. He also is working on a new adaptation of The Osterman Weekend.