Lions Gate has pre-bought all domestic rights to Michael Davis' Monsterman, an upcoming road picture that centres on a pair of college friends en route to a wedding who realise they are being pursued by a monster in a truck.

The project, which is currently in pre-production, will star Eric Jungmann (Not Another Teen Movie, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind). Davis' directing credits include the romantic comedies 100 Girls and 100 Women. "After the release of 100 Girls, and in preparation to release its sequel 100 Women, we have become great fans of Michael Davis' work, as has a whole generation of young people all across the US," Peter Block, Lions Gate president of home entertainment, acquisitions and new media, said in a statement.

"We feel that Monsterman will showcase a new side to his range of talent and we are very excited to be working with Michael, as well as Ehud Bleiberg and Yitzhak Ginsberg of Dream Entertainment".

Dream entertainment retains all international rights to the picture and has already completed sales for Scandinavia (Scanbox), Benelux (Les Films De L'Elysees), Mexico (Gussi), and Brazil (Swen). The deal was negotiated by Jason Constantine and Wendy Jaffe of Lions Gate Entertainment and Bleiberg and Ginsberg from Dream.