John Stockwell Takes Sanctuary

John Stockwell (“Blue Crush,” “Turistas”) will direct the supernatural thriller “Sanctuary” for Lionsgate and Sobini Films reports the trades.

The story, based on John Connolly’s novel “Bad Men,” revolves around a single mom and her son who take refuge from her ex-husband on a haunted island off the Maine coast.

Stephen Susco (“The Grudge”) adapted the script and will executive produce. Production will begin late 2008/early 2009.