Disney has picked up the action-thriller Hexum from scriptwriter David Arata in a seven-figure deal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, details of the plot have not been disclosed, but it is known to feature a worst-case scenario analyst by the name of Hexum working for the government.

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The hope is that the character can become a franchise much in the same way the character of Ben Gates has become one with the studio's National Treasure movies.

No production date has been mentioned.