Director's Chair: Buried, Babysitters, Target

By Garth Franklin Friday May 26th 2006 10:59PM

"Maverick Films will produce thriller "Buried," hiring Joel Soisson ("The Ppophecy") to direct from a spec script by Jeff Dixon. Story revolves around young urban explorers who find the remnants of WWII medical experiments gone wrong. Urban exploration is a subculture with a growing following. Their goal is to gain entry to restricted areas or abandoned structures likemissile silos, lunatic asylums, subway tunnels or storm drains. Shooting begins late fall in Prague and LA..." (full details)

"David Ross ("The Woods") will make his directorial debut on "The Babysitters," starring John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Katherine Waterston, Denis O'Hare and Andy Comeau. Pic has begun shooting in New York. Ross wrote and is directing the drama, about a 16-year-old who turns her babysitting service into a call-girl ring for married men after she begins an affair with a customer..." (full details)

"Producer Tony DiDio and director Kevin Connor have acquired the screen rights to Warren Adler's new novel "Target Churchill." Adler is penning the screenplay about an assassination attempt, orchestrated by Joseph Stalin, on the British prime minister. Production on the independently financed project is planned for January in Kiev, London, Washington and Fulton, Mo..." (full details)