DeBont won’t helm ‘Zero Hour’

Jan De Bont has decided not to direct 20th Century Fox’s “Zero Hour” and instead will turn his complete attention to the sci-fi western “Ghost Riders in the Sky” as his next directing project for Fox 2000. (Daily Variety, June 11). Fox began resubmitting “Zero Hour” to directors Tuesday. While the “Speed 2” helmer originally was set to helm and produce “Zero Hour,” along with Deborah Schindler, for Tom Rothman’s Fox film division, he now will take only producing duties on the project.

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