Karen Croner (ONE TRUE THING) has been hired to adapt the Korean comedy HELLO GHOST for director Chris Columbus, reports Deadline.com.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has hired Michael Markowitz (HORRIBLE BOSSES) to pen KING OF THE ELVES, reports Variety.
The next Disneyland attraction to get a film might be the Matterhorn. Heat Vision reports that Jason Dean Hall (GRAND THEFT AUTO) has been hired to pen a script that weaves the ride's bobsled theme into the plot, reports Heat Vision.
Darren Lemke (JACK THE GIANT KILLER) will adapt the animated feature BEASTS OF BURDEN, based on Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Dark Horse comic, reports Heat Vision.
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Warner Bros. and Ron Howard are developing a live-action version of MAD Magazine's SPY VS. SPY, reports Deadline.com.
Fox has hired Max Landis, son of John Landis, who wrote for the MASTERS OF HORROR and FEAR ITSELF series, to pen a new version of FRANKENSTEIN, reports Variety.
Relativity Media has hired Alex Tse (WATCHMEN) to write the reboot of THE CROW, reports ComingSoon.net.
John Heffernan (SNAKES ON A PLANE) has sold an untitled sci-fi script to Paramount, reports Variety.
Jason Keller (Relativity's untitled Snow White project) has been tapped to adapt Justin Cronin's novel THE PASSAGE, writes Heat Vision.
David Dobkin, the director of WEDDING CRASHERS and the upcoming THE CHANGE-UP, has sold his spec script ARTHUR & LANCELOT to Warner Bros. for $2 million, reports Deadline.com.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Peter O’Brien, the writer of the HALO: REACH videogame, has been tapped by Warner Bros. to rewrite the script for thriller LINE OF SIGHT, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Steven Spielberg and THOR writer Mark Protosevich have teamed up to brainstorm ideas for JURASSIC PARK 4, reports Heat Vision.
Universal Pictures and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has hired Simon Kinberg (SHERLOCK HOLMES) to rewrite OUIJA, reports 24 Frames.
GREEN LANTERN writer Marc Guggenheim will write the new comicbook series NOWHERE MAN for Liquid Comics, reports Deadline.com.
Heat Vision reports that James Cameron is interested in exec producing Will Staples' big, sci-fi story MYTH.
Universal Pictures has tapped Hossein Amini (47 RONIN) to rewrite SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, reports Deadline.com.
John Hlavin has been tapped to write an adaptation of the board game RISK for Columbia Pictures, Hasbro and Overbrook Ent., reports ComingSoon.net.
Disney will pay seven figures to LOST exec producer Damon Lindelof to write/produce the sci-fi tentpole 1952, reports Deadline.com.
Fox Animation has tapped Christian Magalhaes & Bob Snow to pen a modern take on KING KONG, reports Deadline.com.
David DiGilio, the creator of the short-lived series TRAVELER, has landed two big deals, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox has selected FRINGE writer/producer Brad Caleb Kane to pen the reboot of DAREDEVIL, reports The Hollywood Reporter.