Dreamworks is firming up the details for the thriller Disturbia, their first production since being acquired by Paramount at the end of last year. The film is centered around a high school student - to be played by Shia LaBeouf - struggling to deal with the death of his father. When the boy is sentenced to house arrest following "an outburst of anger at school," he, Rear Window-style, becomes convinced that his neighbor is a serial killer. Working from a script by Christopher Landon (which was subsequently rewritten by Red Eye scribe Carl Ellsworth), D.J. Caruso (who made The Salton Sea and Two for the Money, in addition to doing a ton of TV work) will direct.

Since audiences loved Red Eye, and LaBeouf has be consistently praised by critics pretty much no matter what he does, it sounds like this one might have some potential. Plus, the story is creepy as hell. Filming is set to begin at the end of this month for a 2007 release.
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