Trade Breaks: Crazy, Details, Curve

By Garth Franklin Wednesday October 4th 2006 12:53AM

"Simon West ("When a Stranger Calls," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", "The General's Daughter") will direct and produce true crime adventure "Crazy Love" for Freedom Films. Story revolves around a surfer girl who takes up with a drug smuggler and agrees to bring millions of dollars into Pakistan, only to be interrogated by authorities and pursued by a DEA agent. Geoffrey and Marcia Blake are penning the screenplay..." (full details)

"Paramount Vantage has purchased the horror script "Details" from writer Dan Kay. Based on a short story by British fantasy writer China Mieville, "Details" centers on the psychological phenomenon called pareidolia and revolves around a girl who disappears after having uncovered a demonic force that only she can see and her father, who stops at nothing to bring her back..." (full details)

"Film Movement has picked up all U.S. rights to Aubrey Nealon's Canadian family drama "A Simple Curve," which recently nabbed best writer-director honors at the Nantucket Film Festival. "Curve" revolves around twentysomething Caleb (Kris Lemche), who shares a small carpentry shop with his bohemian father Jim (Michael Hogan) in a small British Columbia town but has very different ideas about how to make their business succeed. When Caleb's longtime friend Matthew (Matt Craven) returns to open an upscale fishing lodge, it makes tension between the father and son reach a boiling point..." (full details)