According to Variety, New Line has bought thriller spec Trap Door from tyro scribe Sean Dickson in a low- against mid-six figure deal.

John Jacobs is set to produce through his Smart Entertainment production company. Shingle's Colin O'Reilly is exec producing.

The story concerns a hotshot exec who has eight hours to tear apart his new Mulholland Drive home and find a safe that contains a clue that will help him save his recently abducted wife.