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April 2010 Script Sales

Every genre you can think of makes up April script sales, from horrors and legal thrillers, to teen comedy franchises (see: American Pie 4) and an animated religious drama.

I Dream of Jeannie is in yet another stage of rewrites, as is Stretch Armstrong–yes, the Hasbro toy. Sascha Baron Cohen will star in and produce a new project (comedy, of course), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on the short story, has found new life at 20th Century Fox. And for those of you who can’t get enough of a solid “stoner Western,” Johnny Knoxville will take the lead in Mustache Riders. Hilarity will undoubtedly ensure. . . . On the other end of the spectrum, Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet will be adapted as an animated feature.

Other selected sales include:

–Think The Ring part 1 and 2 were scary? No? Well, brace yourself: Ring 3D is on its way. Vertigo and Benderspink will exec produce.

–The legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, based on the best-selling novel, will star William H. Macy, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Phillippe.

–Final Destination 5, proving you can always find more clever ways to kill off a character.

–Rachel Weisz will play Jackie Kennedy in a biopic of the former first lady.

–He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, now with Columbia since 2009, will take another shot at development. Former Script Pipeline contest winner Evan Daugherty worked on a previous draft for Warner Bros.