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Paramount May Scrap Kavalier & Clay

Dclogos_1 Word is, one of my favorite books, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which Stephen Daldry was supposed to direct for Scott Rudin and Gail Berman, when she was still at Paramount, may be put into turnaround. Jeez. What are they thinking? Berman did make some foolish moves: like letting go of such franchise titles as Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, which had John Singleton on board to direct, and Rainbow Six. (The studio still plans to restart Clancy's Jack Ryan franchise with a younger, new star.) And Berman hated Edgar Rice Burroughs' Princess of Mars, even with Jon Favreau attached! (He's going to direct Iron Man now.) Disney/Pixar made a bid for the rights. If Paramount does let it go, producer Scott Rudin will have absolutely no trouble setting up Kavalier & Clay somewhere else.

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