A Good Day to Die Hard director John Moore is to direct The Hunters, a thriller based on Chris Kuzneski's 2013 novel of the same name.

Deadline.com reports that the film tells the story of an elite unit hired by a billionaire to find lost treasure. 

The screenplay for the film has been adapted by Taken and The Transporter's Robert Mark Kamen.

Director Moore, whose other credits include Max Payne and Behind Enemy Lines, has said that the script for The Hunters reminds him "of the kind of great action movies I grew up on like Lethal Weapon, great characters and smart dialogue".