Well, the wheelers and dealers are at it again, and this time I dig what they're doing. Coppola's American Zeotrope and Myriad Pictures have struck a five-picture deal, according to Variety. This will include three new projects. (You guessed it, the 3 from the title of this article! You have been paying attention...)

On The Road: Obviously, this is the one I'm most excited about. Finally, a film adaption of Jack Kerouac's (wow, same name as me, what a coincidence) classic novel about the open road, friendship, America, and the birth of the beat lifestyle. This one's being directed by Joel Schumacher (Tigerland), who wants Colin Farrell to portray Neal Cassidy. Farrell previously worked with Schumacher on Tigerland, an outstanding picture and quite a departure from Schumachers terrible Batman attempts. I think Farrell could pull it off, but I'm going to be hard on this one. (It's my favorite book, for god's sake!)

My Dark Places: An adaption of James Ellroy's autobiography. Not much information was given, but if done right, this could be a good project.

Kinsey: A biopic of the famed sexual therapist. This one is to be helmed by Gods and Monsters writer/director Bill Condon, who also wrote the script.

Well, this little deal between American Zeotrope and Myriad Pictures could turn out sweet for us movie lovers. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

Kerouac out!

Brian B.