Trade Breaks: Ghost, Loose, Adams

By Garth Franklin Friday May 27th 2005 03:51PM

"Twentieth Century Fox has tapped the screenwriting team of Mitch Rouse ("Strangers With Candy") and Jay Leggett ("Without a Paddle") to pen "Ghost of 21," set up at Davis Entertainment. Project, in the vein of "Old School," revolves around a 30-year-old pillar of the community on the verge of being married. His world's turned upside down when his college buddies decide to hold him to his promise not to get hitched..." (full details)

"Universal Pictures and Tribeca Films have hired Austin Chick to adapt Claire Berlinski's novel "Loose Lips." Romantic comedy tome follows a young New York woman who enlists in the CIA. Chick says "It's a picture of the CIA that looks a lot like the BBC's 'The Office'" and there have been some early discussions about him helming. Chick wrote and directed "XX/XY," starring Mark Ruffalo..." (full details)

Comic book artist Neal Adams and his Continuity Studios have partnered with two teams of producers to bring his properties to the big and small screens. Pterodactyl Prods. and producer Gabriel Grunfeld are working with Adams and his wife Marilyn to develop, produce and finance Adams' original comic book properties, which include 13 titles and 200 characters. Adams received acclaim for his art on such '60s and '70s comics as "Uncanny X-Men," "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" and "Batman," books to which he brought a more realistic look. He is the co-creator of Ra's Al Ghul, one of the villains in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming "Batman Begins"..." (full details)

Thanks to 'KC'.