Backyard Resistance: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cartoonist-turned-screenwriter Daniel Clowes has signed on to write "Backyard Resistance" for producer Scott Rudin and Paramount Pictures.

The project revolves around a trio of youngsters who made a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark called "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation."

Earlier this year, Rudin secured the life rights to the Mississippi trio behind the film -- Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb -- after Vanity Fair published an article about them. The three began the project while on summer vacation in 1982, finishing it seven years later, shooting on a VHS camcorder and using backwoods Mississippi locales.

Clowes wrote the graphic novel "Ghost World," which he adapted into the 2000 MGM movie with filmmaker Terry Zwigoff. The duo received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay. Clowes also wrote MGM's Art School Confidential, which Zwigoff is directing.

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Brian B.