Succubus: According to Variety, Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson has scared up an MGM pitch deal for Succubus, a horror film with comic elements that Johnson will direct right after he completes Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage. The film centers on a cult of female demons who use their supermodel looks to seduce and steal the souls of men.

A writer will be secured quickly, and Johnson and Foster will supervise development as Johnson directs Cage in the Columbia adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Ghost Rider. Johnson will then move over and direct this film.

Succubus revolves around two friends. One's a hunky girl magnet, the other a bright nebbish guy who always watches his friend get the girl. The handsome guy is shocked when his buddy is propositioned by a drop-dead beauty. When his pal goes AWOL and spends every second with his new girlfriend, the handsome friend seeks out the woman to find out her intention. She reveals her identity and intentions, and the pal dutifully decides to tear down a succubus network that threatens the sanctity of male bonding.

Johnson and Foster are also working with MGM on a remake of the classic Jerry Lewis comedy The Bellboy.

Stay tuned for more on this project...

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Brian B.