Wind Dancer pencils in writers bloc
EmptyWind Dancer Films has brought aboard writers for a trio of projects for development: two thrillers and a family comedy.
Andrew Klavan will write "Crescendo," based on a story by Matt Williams. The story centers on a world-class concert violinist, consumed by visions of her dead father, who struggles to maintain her sanity as she is forced to confront her past.
Klavan, a novelist whose books include "Don't Say a Word," which was turned into a thriller starring Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy, has penned the upcoming thriller "One Missed Call" with Ed Burns. He is repped by UTA and Evolution.
Alex Paraskevas will write "House of War," a political thriller about a burned-out medical student who discovers a piece of classical music connected to a planned political assassination. Paraskevas wrote "Walker Payne," starring Jason Patric, Sam Shepard and Drea De Matteo.
Wind Dancer also is developing "Motel Galileo," a family comedy to be penned by Joe D'Ambrosio and Tom Teves. "Galileo" follows the adventures of Jimmy, a teenager sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle at their motel. The quirky Motel Galileo turns out to be a haven for tired travelers, who just happen to be extraterrestrials.
D'Ambrosio and Teves recently wrote "Mother of Invention" for the Walt Disney Co. and "Book Of Marvels" for Ufland Prods. D'Ambrosio and Teves are repped by the Bohrman Agency.
Wind Dancer director of development Susann Brinkley will oversee the three projects.