New Line also is in early talks on Kramer's next pic, The Sleeping Detective. That drama, put in turnaround by Paramount, has Bruce Willis attached to play a narcoleptic private eye hired to track down the California governor's daughter, whose disappearance is linked to a long-ago murder. The Kramer-scripted drama has a tentative May start date.
In Running Scared, Walker plays a low-level mobster who, in order to save his family, must recover a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the cops.
Talk of releasing Running Scared may come after the July 15th bow of the John Stockwell-directed Into the Blue, the MGM diving drama that stars Walker and Jessica Alba. Walker just signed to star in the Disney pic Antarctica.