According to Variety, The Jim Henson Co. has set Yuri Zeltser and Cary Bickley to adapt Barbara Hodgson suspense novel The Tattooed Map.

The deal reunites the writers with company principal Lisa Henson, who produced with Janet Yang the Fox/Regency pic High Crimes, which Zeltser and Bickley scripted. Henson Co. has so far put up its own coin to option the book and hire the writers, and Henson will produce the pic.

"It is about a couple's relationship that is tested when they are overseas and a mysterious, tattooed map appears on the woman's body," said Zeltser. "It leads to a discovery of secrets from each other's past."

Bickley said the book's Morocco locale is being switched to India for the pic.

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Brian B.