Writers turned producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Alias, Transformers, Star Trek) have put together a pitch for a thriller set in an airport and set it in motion at DreamWorks. The key element of the equation is their partner in the pitch: screenwriter Jeremy Slater, whose work has ended up on the Black List (Score, in 2007) and has a couple other scripts in development. (Pet and My Spy.)

I’ve known Slater for years and love his work — he’s genuinely funny and a great writer. Kurtzman and Orci, OK, not my favorites, but you’d figure that if any producers are going to let a writer’s good ideas through, it’ll be those two, right? THR doesn’t offer any more details, other than the fact that Mathew Cullen is attached to direct.

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the secret

Scott Milam has signed on to write a big screen adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ The Secret. You might recognize Milam’s name as he was featured in a story this past week. He’s probably best known as Darren Lynn Bousman‘s right hand screenwriter, who penned the unproduced crime horror film Wichita and also a remake of the Troma horror film Mother’s Day.

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mother's day remake

Saw series helmer Darren Lynn Bousman will direct a remake of the 1980 Troma cult classic exploitation slasher film Mother’s Day. You might remember, Bousman told Brendon at Frightfest that his next film would be Mother’s Day. Well now it’s official.

The original Charles Kaufman film told the story of three women who go on a camping trip and encounter two brothers who rape and kill to impress their deranged mother. The Scott Milam-scripted remake sees the messed-up family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners and their guests.

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