New York City-basedCity Lights Pictures will produce the thriller Four Women with Intrinsic Value Films, based on thecomic book by writer-illustrator Sam Kieth, who will direct from his ownscreenplay.

Described by thefilmmakers as Open Water in the desert, Four Women involves a life-changing road trip thatturns sour for a group of women when their car breaks down at night.

"After reading FourWomen, I was shaken tothe core," City Lights Pictures president Danny Fisher said in a statement,adding: "What I found especially appealing in this gripping thriller was thatit had well-developed characters where interpersonal relationships are fullyexplored."

Production isscheduled to begin in February. Fisher will produce with City Lights vicepresident Steven Menkin, who brought the project to the company, along withIntrinsic Values principals Aimee Schoof and Isen Robbins.

City LightsPictures partner Michael Almog, who recently launched DH Blair Film CapitalFund, will serve as executive producer with Jack and Joe Fisher.

City LightsPictures' most recent project was John Waters' A Dirty Shame, and the company is currently shootingthe supernatural thriller Tamara.

Intrinsic ValueFilms' credits include XX/XY, Brother To Brother and Satan's Little Helper.