Screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift have been hired to do an overhaul on Paramount’s urban crime drama Inland Saints, which Joel Schumacher is attached to direct, says Variety.
The project, formerly called “Fix” and set up at the studio last year based on a pitch by Kurt Sutter, had centered on the leader of a dangerous street gang who meets and falls in love with the daughter of the detective hired to bring down the gang.
Shannon and Swift are taking the project in a new direction. It is now described as an action horror film set in a small-town desert wasteland gripped by drugs and gangs, with plot details still being hashed out.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing via his Paramount-based company alongside Eli Holzman. Erik Howsam is executive producing.