Thornwood Circle: According to Variety, Helmer Chuck Russell (The Scorpion King) has committed to direct Thornwood Circle, a sexually charged supernatural thriller that Richard Jefferies ("Cold Creek Manor") is penning.

The film, set in Northern California, centers on a young woman visited by a series of erotic dreams that are at first a welcome distraction but soon take a dangerous turn.

Helmer said that although the pic will have CG elements and special effects, the story is neither a thriller nor a big-budget f/x-driven picture.

The film will start shooting this fall.