Paradox Entertainment has picked up the horror pitch Speed Demon, and set Peter Winther to direct, according to Variety.

Co-developed by the late f/x vet Stan Winston and Winther, the project is described as a supernatural action pic about an underworld enforcer, who while hunting a small-time crook on a desert highway discovers that he is also being tracked by a mysterious, terrifying creature.

Mike Sorrentino and Randy Vampotic penned the script for the project. Patrick Tatopoulos (the Underworld franchise, I Am Legend) worked with Winston to design creatures for the film.

Malmberg said that Speed Demon is more than a classic creature feature, with great merchandising potential, making it a perfect match for Paradox.

No production date has been set.