THOSE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS John Ridley (Warner Books, 2002) Warner Bros. bought screen rights to the upcoming novel by the author of Everybody Smokes in Hell. Joel Silver is signed on to produce.
JOE DIMAGGIO: THE HERO’S LIFE Richard Ben Cramer (Simon & Schuster, $28) Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele (scribes of Nixon and the upcoming Ali) will adapt the biography for Universal Studios.
BLUE ANGEL Francine Prose (HarperPerennial, $14) Neil LaBute’s Pretty Pictures and Scott Rudin Prods. optioned last year’s National Book Award nominee, a sharp satire of the academic world.