Writer’s Block: Sex, Dorks, Path, Curse

“Scribe Eric Nicholas (“Alone with Her”) will direct his $12 million thriller “The Weaker Sex”. The story revolves around a group of college students who become stranded on a tropical island and soon fight each other in a battle for survival. Shooting begins this spring in Fiji…” (full details)

“Warner Independent Pictures will remake the German comedy “Night of the Living Dorks,” and has set Chris Bishop (“Fanboys,” “Revenge of the Nerds”) to write the script. The story revolves around three not-so-cool school friends who decide to try an old voodoo ritual. When they later die in a car crash, they find themselves reborn as zombies, and try to take advantage of their new lifestyle…” (full details)

“New Line Cinema has acquired pitch “The Black Path” with newcomer Henry Jones to pen the script. Story concerns a brilliant but unemployed novelist who locates a legendary lost Incan treasure while researching a magazine travel piece in Ecuador; people in his search party begin murdering one another to stake their claim to the gold. The drama is based on the true story of the Incan treasure of Atahualpa…” (full details)

“Back Fence Prods. have snagged film rights to Joe H. Harless novel “Black Warrior’s Curse.” The story is a fictionalized account of violence amid the work of the civil rights movement in the Deep South in the 1950s and ’60s as viewed from the prospective of a young white man and an African-American of the same age, both from Alabama. Terry Chase Chenowith (“Undertaking Betty,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” “Shortcut to Happiness”) will pen the script…” (full details)