According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mario Van Peebles has signed to direct Yellow Wood, a mystery thriller Stephen J. Cannell is producing for Spyglass Entertainment. Van Peebles also will act in the movie. The movie is Van Peebles' first directorial outing since Baadasssss! his acclaimed 2003 homage to his father, Melvin, and it reunites him with veteran TV producer Cannell, who gave Van Peebles his directing start.
The story centers on a woman who is haunted by the long-ago murder of her older sister. Working with a radical researcher, she travels deep into her dreamscape and is able to relive and change the past, but things don't work out as planned. "It's where quantum physics meets spirituality, and there's this tricky nebula of parallel lives," Van Peebles said.