The Day in Deals

— Fruitcakes on a Plane: Helmer David R. Ellis (“Snakes on a Plane”) will direct “Asylum” for Hyde Park Entertainment, which is producing and fully financing the film, based on a script by Ethan Lawrence, story is about a group of undergrads who learn their dorm was formerly a nut house.

— Wife swap: Chris Rock will direct the comedy “I Think I Love My Wife” at Fox Searchlight, replacing “Drumline” director, Charles Stone.

— Touchstone Pictures has picked up “Dead in the Water,” a horrror spec to be produced by Damien Saccani‘s Cider Mill House Pictures, written by twin brothers Noah and Alexi Hawley.