My pal John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (which, according to USA Today, is the best-selling relationship self-help book of all time, and the bestselling book of the 1990s) got some great news earlier this week. His book will be made into a movie.
This article, from The Hollywood Reporter, has the scoop.
His book has touched millions of lives — and saved millions of marriages. It has helped us learn to viva la difference our gender differences.
Here's hoping the movie captures the warmth and humor that we all enjoy about relationships.
Summit Gets Rights to 'Men Are from Mars'
BermanBraun to produce a feature based on the books
April 19, 2010, 03:24 PM ET
Updated: April 19, 2010, 05:59 PM ET
Summit Entertainment is wading into the battle of the sexes by
acquiring film and TV rights to John Gray's "Men Are From Mars,
Women Are From Venus" franchise and has set Gail Berman and Lloyd
Braun to produce a feature film via their BermanBraun banner.
The producers weren't ready to tip their hand about what direction
the film might take, saying it was still in early development, but
the moniker suggests the possibility of a high-concept ensemble
comedy along the lines of the hit 2009 release "He's Just Not That
Summit president of production Erik Feig and vp production Meredith
Milton will oversee the project with Andrew Mittman, head of
feature film development at BermanBraun, who brought in the
Gray's original book about gender differences, whose title became a
pop-culture catchphrase, was published in 1992 by HarperCollins.
Its success triggered a dozen-plus "Mars/Venus" titles, selling
more than 50 million books in 45 territories worldwide. The first
book was on the New York Times best-seller list for nearly seven
The "Mars/Venus" property already has seen several media
incarnations: It inspired a short-lived talk show, produced by Merv
Griffin Entertainment and distributed by Sony, in 2000, and a
musical comedy that bowed on Broadway in 1997. In addition, Gray's
video/DVD lecture series has earned more than $100 million.
Berman and Braun called the franchise "the Rosetta Stone for
understanding the opposite sex."
"While men and women may never truly speak the same language, we're
thrilled to explore their perpetually hilarious, painful and
romantic conflicts on the big screen," they added.
Said Feig, "We know it will become an amazing film and TV