After pulling out of production just weeks before it was to film in China in 2007, Paramount Pictures is giving another shot to Ripley's Believe It or Not, starring Jim Carrey in an epic film about the life of newspaper columnist Robert Ripley, reports Deadline.

Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth has signed on to do a full rewrite. Tim Burton was previously set to direct the film, but has since moved on.

The film is about Robert Ripley's search around the world for the most unusual people and places that he immortalized in his newspaper column. The locales were exotic and the sights were unbelievable, but the film is about Robert Ripley's journey to appreciate that the unusual people were more than just conquests to be cataloged.

No production date has been set.