John Carpenter Is Scared Straight

iF Magazine reports that legendary genre helmer John Carpenter will direct “Scared Straight” for Nu Image/Millennium Films.

The story follows group of juvenile delinquents are trapped inside a prison as part of the “Scared Straight” program when a large-scale riot breaks out, and it is up to inmate Karl Rix to save the kids.

Nicolas Cage will play Rix and shoting begins in the Fall. The project was previously set up at New Line Cinema with Rob Cohen attached to direct.