Oedekerk Hired to Rehaul Tim Burton's "Ripley," Believe It or Not
Not only are Burton and Jim Carrey still attached to the project, but it looks like Paramount is eying a late-2008 production date. Plus they've hired comedy expert Steve Oedekerk to rejigger the screenplay originally written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
From Variety: "Oedekerk, who'll be paid a seven-figure fee, has long been a Carrey go-to-guy. They began collaborating on "In Living Color," and Oedekerk wrote and directed "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" and scripted "Bruce Almighty." Oedekerk most recently scripted the Tom Shadyac-directed "Evan Almighty," starring Steve Carell."
Click here for the full article. (And for the record, Oedekerk also wrote "Barnyard," "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist," and "Patch Adams.")