HATZEPLATZ Michael Chabon (Random House) Scott Rudin, who owns the rights to Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, reportedly optioned his unfinished manuscript about a detective in Alaska.

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24) Industry Entertainment bought the rights to Foer’s hotly anticipated debut novel about a Jewish American boy’s search for his roots in Eastern Europe.

THE SIGMA PROTOCOL Robert Ludlum (St. Martin’s Press, $27.95) Universal optioned Ludlum’s spy thriller, published months after the prolific author’s death last year. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) will direct.