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March 2010 Script Sales

Pretty huge month for script sales. . . .

Anyone want to see another Godzilla movie? Warner Bros. will tackle (or rather re-tackle) one of the world’s most well-known franchises, perhaps to atone for the sins of the previous nineties big-budget spin. Buck Rodgers will get a modern-day telling (in 3D of course), as will Popeye, at least an animated rendition. Laverne and Shirley—perhaps not in 3D—written by Jamie Foxx, may star Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner as two street-tough friends. And, in this writer’s opinion, finally a film version of the classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time.

Other notable sales:

–30-somethings who want to relive 1999 rejoice: American Pie 4 is on the slate.

–Speaking of part 4s, Scream plans on expanding beyond the trilogy with another installment.

–22 years later, DeNiro will reprise his role in Midnight Run with a sequel.

–Anna Faris will star in a remake of the 1980 film Private Benjamin.

–Oscar-winner Diablo Cody’s new script, Young Adult, focusing on a 30-something young adult fiction writer who returns to her hometown to pursue her ex-boyfriend.

–Based on the series, Baywatch will see a film adaptation. Genre listed: comedy.