Jim Carrey has been attached to play Robert Ripley, the cartoonist at the center of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, through a series of writers and directors. He was not happy with the biographical script to be directed by Tim Burton. Now Chris Columbus is attached to direct a more fantastic version.
"My take on Ripley is to believe it,"
The film began as a biopic written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Man on the Moon, The People vs. Larry Flynt). Now
"We should see a draft in the next few months or so, and then we'll make some sort of decisions,"
Robert Ripley, who died in 1949, presented oddities from his world travels in his comic strip "Ripley's Believe It or Not," as well as in radio and TV shows and other media.
"I think we'll certainly relate to the comic strip a lot in the film,"
Ripley's Believe It or Not is due out in 2011 from