Section 8 catches ‘Chill’

Jacobs to direct for Clooney, Soderbergh shingle

George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh’s Section Eight shingle and Blue Print Pictures are producing the horror pic “Wind Chill” at Revolution Studios.

Greg Jacobs is directing a script by Joe Gangemi and Steven Katz.

Filmmakers are considering a start date in the first quarter of 2006.

Story concerns two college students who share a ride home for the holidays but break down on a deserted stretch of road, where they are menaced by the ghosts of all those who died there.

Section Eight’s Ben Cosgrove produces with Blue Print’s Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin. Derek Dauchy is overseeing for Revolution.

Jacobs wrote, directed and produced Warner Bros.’ “Criminal,” based on the Argentinian film “Nine Queens,” directed by Fabian Bielinsky. He was first assistant director on Section Eight’s “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Traffic.”

Section Eight produced the recently released “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the political biopic about CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow starring and directed by Clooney. Shingle also produced Warner Bros.’ “Syriana,” about the CIA’s war on terrorism, starring Clooney and Matt Damon.

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