Rob Cohen has signed on to direct Crash Bandits for Nu Image/Millennium. The project was previously in the works with John McTiernan attached to direct and Hayden Christensen set to star, but it never got off the ground.

The story centers on two rival treasure hunters who specialize in salvaging plane wreckage. When they both hear about the Holy Grail of plane wrecks in the Amazon, the set off on a race to see who can get there first.

Michael Stokes wrote the original script, although Rob Cohen will perform a rewrite, under the terms of his development deal. Johnny Martin, David Raines, Kevin King and Mark Canton are producing, with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson executive producing.

Rob Cohen most recently directed Alex Cross for Summit Entertainment. His previous credits include The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.