By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
20th Century Fox still continues to struggle on getting new franchises off the ground, but that's not stopping them from trying. Their latest attempt seems to be the Travis McGee novels from author John D. MacDonald. To help this franchise get a better start, they are hoping to keep Oliver Stone in orbit by directing.
Oliver Stone to (Possibly) Direct Travis McGee
The director, who recently rebooted a franchise for Fox with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, is in negotiations to get behind the camera for a Travis McGee adaptation. He definitely has incentive, as Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star as the scrappy detective, a self-described beach bum who resides on a houseboat in Florida, taking on random cases.
The installment would follow the storyline found in the first of MacDonald's 21 books, "The Deep Blue Goodbye," which has the detective searching for a World War II treasure. Dana Stevens adapted the novel into a working screenplay.