Intrepid sees 'Cold Light of Day'

Thriller is from Scott Wiper and John Petro

NEW YORK -- Intrepid Pictures is on board to produce Scott Wiper's Hitchcockian thriller "The Cold Light of Day."

Wiper and John Petro's screenplay follows Will Shaw, a young Wall Street trader whose family is kidnapped on a vacation to Spain. He's left with only hours to find them, uncover a government conspiracy and the connection between their disappearance and his father's secrets.

Intrepid Pictures principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans will finance and produce the film, which Essential Entertainment is repping at next week's American Film Market. Intrepid produced one of this year's biggest hits, Rogue Pictures' "The Strangers." "Day" will be made outside of Universal and Rogue, which have a first-look pact with Intrepid. Uni is currently negotiating a sale of Rogue to Relativity.

Wiper co-wrote and directed the 2007 Lionsgate actioner "The Condemned."