Rob Cohen is set to direct the prison thriller, Scared Straight for New Line Cinema.

The film centers on a governor's teenage son who is sent to prison as part of Scared Straight, a crime-prevention program that imprisons delinquent teens for a short period in the hopes of deterring them from a life of crime. While the teenager is there, a riot breaks out and the prisoners take him hostage. The Hollywood Reporter adds he teams with other street kids and a con to stop the riot.

Scared Straight is still in development; it's set for a 2007 release.