Writer's Block: Friday, Seagal, Stand

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 18th 2007 12:45AM

"Damian Shannon and Mark Swift ("Freddy vs. Jason") have been hired by Platinum Dunes to pen a new draft for their planned re-imagining of horror series "Friday the 13th"..." (full details)

"Warner Independent Pictures has acquired the rights to Steve Bloom's original screenplay "The Stand-In." The story centers on a working-class high school senior who earns money for college by escorting wealthy girls to formal high school functions..." (full details)

"Steven Seagal has co-written and will star in the direct-to-DVD action thriller "A Higher Form of Learning." The story centers on a detective who travels the world in pursuit of serial killers. He finds himself in Memphis hunting two murderers while also chasing his own demons. Jeff King will direct..." (full details)