Ashok Amritraj's LosAngeles-based Hyde Park Entertainment will fully finance and produce thethriller Death Sentence under itsfive-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox.

Fox willdistribute domestically and Hyde Park International will commence overseassales at Cannes on thefirst project to be greenlit under the deal,announced last summer.

Saw creator James Wan is directingbased on Brian Garfield's novel of the same name about a man who tracks downgang members who devastated his family in a brutal initiation rite. Ian Jeffersadapted the screenplay.

"Jamesis an incredibility talented filmmaker and I really look forward to workingwith him," Amritraj said, adding that Fox wasthe "perfect studio" to distribute Death Sentence.

Amritraj is producing with Baldwin Entertainment's Howardand Karen Baldwin. Lars Sylvest, Nick Hamson and Nick Morton are serving as executive producersand production is set to begin in early September.

Recentproduction hires Jessika Borsiczkyand Patrick Aiello will oversee the project for Hyde Park.

Thecompany is also developing New YearsSteve and a remake of The StarChamber under its deal with Fox. Amritraj hassaid he expects Hyde Park toproduce 15-20 titles for the US major bythe end of the deal term.

Hyde Park recentlywrapped its fully financed Sandra Bullock thriller Premonition, which will be distributed by Sony/TriStar.Meanwhile Witches has been set up atDisney for Angela Robertson to direct.