Scribes take wheel on Par’s ‘Drive’

Proyas to helm futuristic actioner

Paramount Pictures is getting into gear with scribes Cyrus Vorris and Ethan Reiff.

In a deal valued at mid- against high-six figures, studio has hired the duo to adapt the Harlan Ellison story “Along the Scenic Route” into the actioner “Drive.”

Alex Proyas (“The Crow”) is attached to helm, and Proyas and his Sydney-based producing partner Topher Dow will produce.

Project is set 20 years in the future, when American highways are left unpatrolled and auto “dueling” has been legalized not just as an acceptable form of conflict resolution on the road but as a ratings-generating event on local newscasts. When a young man’s fiancee is accidentally killed by a group of duelers, he decides to enter exact justice with his bumpers.

“I was on the 405 (freeway) the other day,” said Vorris, “and I saw a guy cut across four lanes of highway to make an exit that was literally 30 seconds away. Twenty years from now, someone (will) definitely go after him.”

Duo most recently set up the Chow Yun Fat starrer “Bulletproof Monk” for producers John Woo and Terence Chang at MGM.

Vorris and Reiff were repped in the deal by the William Morris Agency.

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