An Irvine Welsh adaptationof a book by Morvern Callarauthor Alan Warner, a moon expedition comedy, and a Scottish Deliverance are amongst the projects shortlisted for the FastForward initiative run by Scottish Screen, the BBC and ContentFilm.

The partners will developthe ten projects into treatment, when six will go forward to first draft. Trainspotting author Welsh has teamed with Dean Cavanagh to adaptWarner's The Man Who Walks,which follows a homeless drifter on the trail of his eccentric uncle after atheft.

Other projects shortlistedinclude Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's Fool Moon, which sees three men trying to launch an expeditionto the moon from Clydeside.

Additionally, MichaelKeillor's A Road Less Travelled follows two backpackers on the run after their rampage of crimedisturbs a psychopath in the Scottish Highlands.