ALL THE KING’S MEN Robert Penn Warren (Harcourt, $15) It’s the remake, stupid. James Carville, the plain-speakin’ Clinton strategist, wants to exec-produce a new film version of the political opus that won Broderick Crawford a 1949 Oscar.

UNTIL THE SEA SHALL FREE THEM Robert Frump (Doubleday, $24.95) Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks have been mentioned for roles in a sea disaster story. Could it be, the two reunited so many years after The Bonfire of the Vanities?

PREY Michael Crichton (To be published by HarperCollins on Nov. 25) 20th Century Fox, always thinking ahead, has already optioned Crichton’s upcoming thriller, in which a bunch of unfriendly nanoparticles make big, big trouble.