TV show based off New Mexican author's infamous hidden treasure
October 12, 2018 06:58 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The search for Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure has reportedly inspired a TV show.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Fox has ordered a pilot episode based on the treasure hunt. Called "Forrest's Treasure," the show is being billed as an hour-long drama based on the ongoing quest.
Deadline Hollywood reports the show is about “a family from Chicago (that) moves to a small town in Montana to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives, (where) they find meaning and purpose in the mystery of a hidden treasure.”
In 2010, the Santa Fe art dealer and author Fenn claimed he hid a chest full of gold and jewels, said to be worth $2 million, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Ever since, thousands of people have set out in search of it, guided by a poem Fenn says he wrote containing cryptic clues.
"The treasure's not hidden in a dangerous place, and I've said many times: 'Don't look for the treasure any place an 80-year-old man couldn't put… a 42-pound box,'" Fenn told KOB in 2017.
Despite Fenn's warning, at least four people have died searching for the treasure, including the 54-year-old Randy Bilyeu from Colorado.
Last year, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas even called for Fenn to call off the treasure hunt.
As far as Fenn's involvement in the production, he told KOB that no Hollywood producers have contacted him.
Updated: October 12, 2018 06:58 PM
Created: October 12, 2018 06:00 PM
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