What do you do when you take a Christian children's book, adapt it for the big screen, and it does really well? You put out its sequels, of course. And, what do you do once you've started putting together the sequels? You look for other work from the same novelist. Because, of course, any popular theme should be milked for all it's worth. After Walden media had a hit with the $744 million-grossing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, they've picked up the rights to The Screwtape Letters -- with C. S. Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham, once again signed on to co-produce.

Another piece of Christian fiction, the novel is a collection of letters from higher-up devil Screwtape to his subordinate nephew, Wormwood, about how he should damn a man known as the Patient. This involves mentoring the younger devil on "methods of undermining faith and promoting sin" while commenting on Christianity and human nature. Obviously, this won't be a family film, like the latter, but give some religious morsels to older folks. According to Variety, the film will be a "midbudget, primarily live-action pic" that they hope to release in 2008. Hopefully the non-live action pieces will not be some sort of cheesy, Hulk-esque CG'd devils.
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