John Stockwell finds 'Sanctuary'

Will direct the adaptation of the novel 'Bad Men'

John Stockwell is attached to direct "Sanctuary," an adaptation of John Connelly novel "Bad Men," in a development deal with Sobini Films.

The story revolves around a single mom and her son who take refuge from her ex-husband on a haunted island off the Maine coast. Stephen Susco is writing the screenplay.

Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films and Sobini's Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff will produce. Susco will executive produce.

Production is targeted to begin late this year or early 2009.

Stockwell's directing credits include "Turistas," "Into the Blue" and "Blue Crush."

He is repped by ICM.
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