Scribes: Solstice, Touchback, Cellmates

By Garth Franklin Monday March 27th 2006 11:30PM

"Writer-helmer Dan Myrick ("The Blair Witch Project") begins lensing in New Orleans this week on Endgame Entertainment's "Solstice". Elisabeth Harnois will star in the horror-thriller, which revolves around a young woman who gathers with her friends at a lake house for the summer solstice after the suicide of her twin sister. Pic, from a screenplay by Myrick, also stars Shawn Ashmore and Tyler Hoechlin. "Solstice" was skedded to begin production last year, but lensing was delayed after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast..." (full details)

"Morgan Creek has bought the script "Touchback" by Don Handfield ("Genius") with David Nutter (TV's "The Sopranos", "Smallville") attached to direct. High-concept drama centers on a man in his late 20s who was the star of his high school football team, but whose career was ended when he shattered his leg in his final season. After hitting his head a decade later, he wakes up to find himself back in time, a week before the big game. Morgan Creek will fully finance the pic..." (full details)

"Regency Enterprises has locked down Mark Perez's spec script "Cellmates" and hired the scribe to make his directorial debut on the project. The high-concept comedy revolves around two college buddies who strike a deal with a tough inmate for protection after spending a weekend in the county jail. The two end up with more than they bargained for when the convict's released..." (full details)