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Scripters in Ferrari achieve Destination

Jackson, Rance to scribe action/comedy

Destination Films has tapped writing duo Dallas Jackson and Ken Rance to pen an as-yet-untitled action/comedy about two guys who take a Ferrari on a cross-country jaunt.

Writer-director Jim Kouf — who wrote and produced 1987’s “Stakeout,” wrote and directed “Gang Related,” and co-wrote the Brett Ratner-helmed “Rush Hour” — is on board to direct.

Pic is based on an idea by Kouf.

Kouf will produce along with his wife, Lynn Bigelow Kouf. The couple previously teamed on 1993’s “Kalifornia,” and 1997’s “Gang Related.” They also served as exec producers on 1997’s “Con Air.”

Destination exec VP of production John Bertolli and production execs Mark Jacobson and Mark Morgan will oversee the project.

On a roll

This is the fifth project Jackson and Rance have set up in the past two years. Their urban comedy-horror pitch “Homecoming: The Revenge” is set up at Fox-based Davis Entertainment.

This fall, Destination will release its first feature, “Bats,” starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Dina Meyer.

The scribes are repped by Major Client Agency’s David McIlvain and Karl Austen of Armstrong, Hirsh, Jackoway, Tyerman & Wertheimer.

Kouf’s deal was brokered by attorney Alan Hergott of Bloom Hergott Cook Diemer and Klein, and ICM.

(Charles Lyons contributed to this report.)