New Line Cinema has bought the pitch, The Black Path; Henry Jones has been hired to write the script.

The story centers around a brilliant but unemployed novelist who locates a legendary lost Incan treasure while researching a magazine travel piece in Ecuador; people in his search party begin murdering one another to stake their claim to the gold, notes Variety. The fictional drama is based on the true story of the Incan treasure of Atahualpa, which has never been found but is believed to be cursed.

No word on a production schedule for The Black Path.