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WB gets Savage ‘Valentine’

Mid-six advance for horror pitch

Warner Bros. has paid mid-six figures for a horror pitch based on a Tom Savage book.

The screenplay, “Valentine’s Day,” will be written by Wayne and Donna Powers, and it will be Wayne Powers’ directing debut.

Story is set initially on a college campus, where a nerd is humiliated by a group of women. Ten years later, after having trans-formed himself into a stud, he seduces each of the women and then avenges himself on them, with horrific consequences.

Several studios were interested. WB’s exec VP of theatrical production, Tom Lassally, closed the deal late last week. Dylan Sellers will produce.

“We’re hoping to get it into production very fast, so that we can release it on Valentine’s Day 1999,” a WB spokesperson said.

The Powers are repped by Marty Bowen at UTA.

(Paul Karon contributed to this report.)