Ripley's Believe It or Not!: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount-based Alphaville is in final negotiations with the Ripley Entertainment Inc. to produce a series of adventure movies based on the popular 1930s explorer who spawned the Ripley's Believe It or Not! comic strips, chain of museums and television shows.

Paramount Pictures will distribute. The writing team Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are on board to pen the script for "Believe It or Not!"

The producers are Alphaville principals Jim Jacks, Sean Daniels and Ken Atchity. "It's about the exploits of Robert Ripley, one of the most popular newspaper cartoonists in the '30s and '40s, who was well known for going around the world and looking for oddities and getting into adventures while doing so," Jacks said. "We want to make a series of movies that, if not quite the truth, are the adventures that should have happened.