BIG FISH: A NOVEL OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS Daniel Wallace (Penguin, $10.95) Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands) has signed on to direct Wallace’s story of a son who fills in the gaps of his dying father’s elusive life.

LAST OF THE AMAZONS Steven Pressfield (Doubleday, $24.95) Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron’s (Titanic) Lightstorm Entertainment optioned Pressfield’s novel about powerful female warriors in ancient Greece.

THEY CAGE THE ANIMALS AT NIGHT Jennings Michael Burch (New American Library, $5.99) Michael Jackson reportedly takes on the film version of the orphan tale.