Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury and Kiss the Girls) is in talks to direct the Fox project, The Deep Blue Good-by, based on the first title in crime novelist John MacDonald's prolific Travis McGee series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, most of the 21 McGee novels were written in the 1960s and '70s and feature a color in their title. They could easily be turned into a franchise by Fox. They feature McGee, a free-living bachelor and reluctant hero who lives on a houseboat in Florida and works as a "salvage consultant," recovering property and money for clients and taking half the fee in return.

The Deep Blue Good-by centers on McGee's efforts to track down a treasure that a solider escaped with and hid after World War II.

No production date has been set.