Nala Films has given life to “Open Grave,” launching development of Eddie and Chris Borey’s thriller with a planned start date of mid-2007.

Nala Investments will finance the project with chairman-CEO Emilio Diez Barroso and Nala Films prexy Darlene Caamano Loquet producing alongside Jonathan Shestack and Jeremy Stein of Jonathan Shestack Prods.

Story centers on a man who wakes up in a remote wilderness with no memory in a pit full of dead bodies and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Nala’s in production on Paul Haggis’ “In the Valley of Elah.” Company’s joined with Summit Entertainment and Steve Samuels Media Capital in financing and producing for Warner Independent.

Nala also recently completed Jieho Lee’s “The Air I Breathe,” and is prepping “Mr. Burnout,” directed by Paul Dinello, “Only Ever You” with Griffin Dunne helming, and “Night of Light” with Norberto Lopez Amado set to direct.

CAA developed the “Open Grave” package and reps the Borey siblings.