Ordesky's banner recruits Ellis to direct pic

Former New Line exec Mark Ordesky is throwing the dice with thriller “Bad Luck,” starting production in the fall for his new shingle Amber Entertainment.

Amber is partnering with Entertainment 7 for the pic, which will be helmed by “The Final Destination” director David R. Ellis.

“Bad Luck” will be produced by Ordesky and Entertainment 7’s Emilio Ferrari. “Luck,” positioned as the first in a franchise, is penned by David J. Schow (“The Crow,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”) and centers on a group of college friends who are skeptical about superstitions and find out the hard way when superstitions come between them and those they love.

Project was brought into Entertainment 7 by VP of development/co-production Jackie Tepper, who worked closely with Ordesky when both were at New Line. Entertainment 7 is handling worldwide sales.

“The intention is to honor my New Line roots with a new franchise that harkens back to what I loved about films like ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Final Destination,'” Ordesky said.

Ellis’ attachment was announced earlier this year.

Amber Entertainment was created last year by New Line veterans Ordesky, Ileen Maisel and Jane Fleming, along with documentary and TV producer Lawrence Elman.

It’s also developing a feature based on Jackie Collins’ Lucky Santangelo character in “Vendetta — Lucky’s Revenge.”

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