Script News: Cristo, Bothered, Rain

Cristo
“Burn Notice” co-executive producer Craig O’Neill has been set to rewrite “Cristo”, the latest adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ian Shorr penned the script which is described as “a futuristic re-imagining” of the tale. [Source: Deadline]

The Young, The Hot, And The Bothered
Mandate Pictures has optioned Leah Rachel’s coming-of-age comedy script “The Young, The Hot, And The Bothered”.

The story deals with the delusion, desperation, and absolute euphoria of first loves. Dan Jinks will produce.

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Mark Bomback (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “Unstoppable”) is set to pen the big-screen adaptation Garth Stein’s 2008 novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” for Universal Pictures.

Patrick Dempsey is attached to star in the adaptation of the novel by Garth Stein, which centers on a family dog named Enzo who evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver. Dempsey and Neal Moritz will produce. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]