Joel Schumacher prays for Inland Saints

Joel Schumacher hasn’t exactly been having the easiest time of it lately. His career resurgence that started with the likes of Tigerland and Phone Booth has hit something of a slump with the underperforming Phantom Of The Opera and his latest miss at the box office, The Number 23.

So he’ll be hoping that his latest film – Inland Saints – will help turn things around again.

Paramount has nabbed Kurt Sutter’s pitch that sounds like Romeo And Juliet with ghosts as a dangerous street gang leader falls for the daughter of the detective hired to bring him down.

Based on the basic synopsis, though we’re not quite sure how the supernatural element fits in. Still, the crime drama should be solid – Sutter’s day job is as a head writer on ace TV show The Shield.