Canadian novelist andscreenwriter Paul Quarrington will pen the screen adaptation of his book, Galveston, for Toronto-based Temple Street Entertainment.Temple Street's Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier will produce, with TempleStreet Productions' Patrick Whitley acting as executive producer.

The book, to be published inthe US in July under the title "Storm Chasers", takes place on a Caribbeanisland in the days leading up to a hurricane - "aharrowing tale of love and loss, guilt and salvation, spiced with Quarrington'strademark humour," according to a Temple Street announcement.

"Even thoughbeing in a hurricane is something very few of us will experience, I think thestory has universal appeal," said Quarrington, in a statement. "I'm lookingforward to working with Temple Street developing a screenplay, which willinvolve a different kind of storytelling." Quarrington's screen credits includeWhale Music, Men With Brooms and Perfectly Normal.

"This projectfits perfectly within our business model of producing character driven featurefilms with strong commercial potential," added Whitley.

Temple Street is thedramatic production arm of Temple Street Productions, a leading Canadiantelevision production company, and sister company to Dufferin Gate Productions,one of Canada's leading service producers.