Paramount Pictures has acquired writer Kurt Sutter's pitch for "Inland Saints" with the intention of having director Joel Schumacher calling the shots. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce the flick reports Pamela McClintock of Variety.
"Inland Saints" sets itself as a "supernatural urban drama about love, betrayal and need", and centers around 2 teens who fall in love. He's the leader of a dangerous street gang; she's the daughter of the detective hired to bring down the gang.
Sutter is an executive producer on FX cop drama "The Shield" Schumacher and di Bonaventura have worked together on two Batman" films, 1993's "Falling Down" and the film adaptation of the best-selling legal thriller The Client.
Sure, there's some talented folk at work here, but do we really need another version of the Romeo & Juliet story for the big screen? That said, Schumaker really needs another winner, in order to revive--what I see as--a stuttering career. Maybe recapturing some of that Lost Boys magic is just what he needs.