Untitled WB action drama: According to Variety, Warner Bros. has made a pre-emptive high-six-figure pitch deal for an untitled action drama to be scripted by Sheldon Turner as a directing vehicle for Doug Liman.

Idea is to make a '70s-style action film revolving around members of the California Highway Patrol, who attempt to tame a lawless stretch of highway within their jurisdiction.

"The idea is to make a truly bad-ass action film, very much in the vein of 'Lethal Weapon,' about these guys who decide to do the right thing and take back a stretch of highway that is the scene of rampant violence," Turner said.

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