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October 2009 Script Sales

Biopics and stories revolving around real-life stories and figures, as well as higher-profile comedies, are littered among dramas, horrors, and thrillers across October’s script sales. The hit Japanese manga comic “Ghost in the Shell” will see a big-screen adaptation, as will “Warcraft,” based on the popular game. The “Spider-man” sequel, “Venom,” is currently in the process of rewrites. “Vacation,” a sequel to the 1983 Chevy Chase comedy, sees a grown up Rusty Griswold take his own family on vacation—a writer is currently being sought.

Selected/notable sales include:

–A $150 million budgeted project centered on the Prophet Mohammed

–“Men in Black 3,” with Ethan Cohen penning the script and Barry Sonnenfeld directing

–An untitled George Gershwin biopic

–The romantic comedy “Jack and Jill.” Adam Sandler will star as both Jack and Jill (not a typo)

Lastly, TV comedy fans rejoice: “Arrested Development” is coming to theaters. And yes, everyone who’s awesome will be in the movie version.