According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Burton and Jim Carrey are teaming up for Believe It or Not! an action-adventure loosely based on Robert Ripley. Burton and Carrey are in early negotiations to direct and star, respectively, in the movie, which is being produced by Alphaville's Jim Jacks and Sean Daniel along with producer Ken Atchity and executive producer Chi-Li Wong. Richard Zanuck, who worked with Burton on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish and Planet of the Apes, also is in negotiations to produce.
The movie will follow the exploits of Ripley, a sport cartoonist who ran out of ideas and turned to the world of the strange and unusual. Ripley became a larger-than-life personality in the '30s and '40s, well-known for going around the world looking for oddities and getting into adventures while doing so.