One of the more notable developments this year so far: the musical “Damn Yankees” is set for a remake, with Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaall confirmed as leads. As anticipated, “Friday the 13th” will see a second incarnation, and for those interested in further reliving the 80s, “The Neverending Story” has been given the green light, though no writer is attached as of yet.
Other selected sales include:
–The drama/comedy “Downsizing,” with Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Baron Cohen, and Paul Giamatti to star.
–“Rape: A Love Story,” based on the Joyce Carol Oates novella. Abigail Breslin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maria Bello attached. 3 Arts Entertainment to produce.
–The DC Comics story “Suicide Squad”
–“Little Fockers,” the third installment of the Stiller/DeNiro comedy series.
And as Hollywood has been infected with the remake bug, expect to see a fresh, new, “improved” version of the Schwarzenegger classic “Total Recall.”