Brothers Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz have signed on to direct the indie drama Scenic Route. According to Variety, the story centers on “two old college pals who get stranded in the desert and begin to clash emotionally and physically while coming to grips with the fact they might not be rescued.” Nothing revolutionary — the immediate comparisons among indie dramas are Gerry and 127 Hours. But the project is worth noting as a script by Kyle Killen.
Killen created the short-lived yet beloved Lone Star, which lasted just two episodes before it was cancelled. He also wrote The Beaver, which by most accounts read better on the page than it played on screen. Killen will get another chance at TV come midseason on NBC with Awake – the trailer looks amazing, and Bill liked the pilot screened at Comic-Con. For my money, Killen is a promising new voice whose big break is still on the horizon. I will continue to pray Awake gets at least a full season to play out, but if not, it’s good to know Killen still has Scenic Route in his back pocket.