I don't remember much about my childhood. I remember playing with action figures and watching Fraggle Rock -- but aside from that, my memory is shot. Damn you drugs! However (and this is partly due to the fact that my mother kept every single book she read to me as a child), I do remember reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day over and over again. And I'll always remember the book's cover -- here's this kid hiding in his bed, barely peaking out from behind the covers, with this smirk on his face as if to say, "Why does my life totally suck?"

Well, the (good news? bad news?) is Columbia Pictures has just snatched up the film rights to the book for Neil Moritz to produce. Mike Bender (not Binder) will pen the adaptation. Bender and Moritz last worked together on Not Another Teen Movie (in which Bender wrote and produced), and the two are currently looking to take the Not Another Teen concept to TV with Not Another High School Show. (Oooh, please tear into those annoying rich brats on Laguna's Beach House in the Malibu Hills ... or whatever it's called.) As far as Alexander and his horrible day goes, the plot will revolve around a kid who wakes up with gum in his hair ... and it just gets better (or should I say, worse) from there.

What were some of your favorite books as a kid that you'd like to see up on the big screen?

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