Scribe News: Mojave, Horror, Signal

Mojave
“The Departed” scribe and “London Boulevard” filmmaker William Monahan has penned the script and will direct the original thriller “Mojave” for Charles Roven’s Atlas Independent.

Story details are being kept under wraps. Production will begin August in Southern California. [Source: Screen Daily]

Untitled Horror Project
“Freddy vs. Jason” screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift have set up a new, untitled horror movie at Paramount Pictures which they plan to write & direct.

The site says that the storyline is being kept under wraps, but it is known to contain a high school setting. Mary Parent is producing. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Signal
Indian Paintbrush has preemptively acquired Brad Ingelsby’s spec script “The Signal”. Steven Rales and Mark Roybal will produce.

The story is described as a contained family-adventure film that has a sci-fi element and is set over the course of a family’s weekend getaway. [Source: Deadline]