Warner Bros. have hired Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes, Invictus) to pen Yucatan with Robert Downey Jr. in mind for the lead role.

Yucatan will center a renegade deep-sea salvage expert hired to steal a mysterious hidden treasure hidden deep underwater in the Mayan ruins of Yucatan.

The film is based on an original idea by Steve McQueen and has been set up at Warner Bros. since 2005.

Robert and Susan Downey’s production company, Team Downey, will co-produce alongside Warner Bros.

Downey Jr. will next be seen in Todd Phillips’ Due Date, which hits UK cinemas on November 5.

Deadline reported this one.