Spike Lee directing a movie about a 1990s gold prospector

Spike Lee directing a movie about a 1990s gold prospector

After unearthing and polishing up that precious Oldboy resource that was just lying there, Spike Lee will next cash in with Gold, following in the footsteps of so many of today’s savviest investors who have mailed in their broken and unwanted jewelry to become millionaires. The project, originally attached to director Michael Mann, hails from Friday Night Lights writer-producers Patrick Massett and John Zinman, and was once described as a modern-day Treasure Of The Sierra Madre-style adventure. Now it’s being more accurately described as based on the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal, and The Wrap says it tells the story of a ‘90s-era “rough-around-the-edges prospector who stumbles onto one of the largest gold mines in the world in the Indonesian jungle.” “Hooooo-wee, this is the biggest gold mine I’ve found since that Gin Blossoms CD, dag-nab-it!” this crusty old ‘90s prospector will exclaim, while Spike Lee stands just off screen, arguing with Twitter. 

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