As in previous months (and years), plenty of novel adaptations to go around–perhaps the most specs based on books in a while. One of them few saw coming: a remake of 1984, possibly to be renamed “So None of this Stuff Actually Happened.” Ron Howard producing. Brett Ratner may direct the sequel to the 1988 film Midnight Run. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat gets another green light, sans live-action. Based on the graphic novel, The Red Star, set in an alternate future where the USSR still exists, should add some fresh vision to theaters. And Muppets 2–hopefully it won’t take long, looking forward to 10 more 80s-quality Muppet films.
Other script sales include:
– Adaptation of the 2011 novel Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College. If only Will Ferrell was involved. Say, producing through his company Gary Sanchez and possibly starring.
– The erotic drama 50 Shades of Grey, which should inevitably spark an erotic drama revolution in Hollywood.
– Huck and Tom, a modern-day tale of the adventurous duo. Paramount producing.
– Biopic of the eccentric artist Salvador Dali. Moustache casting separately.