Intermedia hasoptioned Adam Alleca's speculative sci-fi action thriller screenplay TheDrowning Man.

Based on HideshiHino's manga book Living Corpse, the story follows a man who wakes up without a pulse and discovershe's at the heart of a sinister government experiment.

On the run fromruthless enemies, he must team up with a former lover to cure the degenerativecondition that threatens to destroy his body within days.

Intermedia'sScott Kroopf will produce with Steven Schneider and his Room 101 company.

Alison Haskovec,Intermedia's Motion Picture Group vice president, brought the project to thecompany.

Alleca'sthriller script Homeis in development at Wes Craven's production company. He is represented by WMA.