Weinstein Co. genre arm Dimension Films has acquired tyro scribe Scott Milam's script Wichita for Saw II/Saw III helmer Darren Lynn Bousman to direct.

Mark Burg and Oren Koules will produce Wichita, a thriller about an unthinkable crime that destroys the lives of eight characters. Brad Kaplan of Evolution Entertainment, which houses Twisted, brought Milam's script to Bousman, says Variety.

"I am eager to integrate this new slant on horror with a company known for its revolutionary genre films," the helmer said.

"What's terrifying about this story is that it's based in reality and could happen to anyone," Milam said. "It's a slice of Americana gone bad and getting worse."