A twisty B-movie noir with shades of the classic "Detour," "The Ante" ought to repay Panorama Entertainment's bet, placed at Slamdance -- in ancillary at least.
Prolific novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") has elected to exec produce "Detour," based on the book by Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr, for ABC television. Pic would rep his first such effort.
Steve Garbarino, a former editor at the New York Post, has been named editor in chief of Los Angeles-based Detour magazine.
Or two. Next day, they bump into each other and she tries to stick to her guns, but he wants to see her alone. She waffles, of course, but it's strictly honorable -- and they fall.
Detour falls short of being a sleeper because of a flat ending and its low-budgeted production mountings. Uniformly good performances and some equally good direction and dialog keep the meller…