DreamWorks takes 'Dark' screenplay

Carlos Brooks attached as director, exec producer

DreamWorks Studios has purchased the original screenplay "Someone in the Dark," written by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small.

Writer-director Carlos Brooks, who came to the scribes with the idea, is attached to helm and executive produce. Gavin Polone and Marc Haimes, a former DreamWorks exec, are in negotiations to produce.

DreamWorks exec Jonathan Eirich brought the script in to the studio, and production co-president Mark Sourian picked it up preemptively.

The script is described by the studio as a teen thriller, but they are keeping details under wraps.

DreamWorks has been active in the new material market lately, picking up the Will Beall comic-book adaptation pitch "Xombie," the Michelle McGrath and Hayes MacArthur pitch "Substitute Husband" and the Aaron and Matthew Benay pitch "Wicked," an adaptation from a series of young-adult novels.

Blaney, Small and Brooks are repped by Original Artists and 59 Management.

Brooks wrote and directed the 2008 Sundance feature "Quid Pro Quo," and directed the forthcoming thriller "Burning Bright."