Dogs Of War and Hamburger Hill director John Irvin is to direct Knife Edge, a psychological drama about control of a familyfortune.

The $15m picture is writtenby Robin Squire and Fiona Combe and executive produced by Combe and TharsiVanhuysse. Marie Vine of Vine International Pictures produces and handles worldsales.

Vine also comes to AFM withtwo new projects cop thriller A Headful Of Snakes and werewolf thriller Maneater. Headful- the phrase is police slang for someone so stressed out that they are close tocracking up - is to be directed by Paul Marcus (who directed TV series Nero and won an Emmy for series four of Prime Suspect). The $12m picture is scripted and produced by LostWorld-screenwriter LeopoldSt-Pierre, with pre-production to begin in August. Casting will be announced byCannes.

Maneater, which shoots from May, is expected to star JasonPriestly and Costas Mandylor as two city-dwellers caught up in a ghastly,ghostly intrigue in an Alaskan town populated by creatures who are half men,half beasts. The $3m picture is written by Mike Michaud and produced by ChadOakes and Michael Frisley.

Vine's AFM slate containstwo other films in post-production, UK comedy Out On A Limb (aka The Long Supper) and Richard E Grant-starring Story Of An AfricanFarm.