The story behind The Greatest American Hero is getting a new spin! The Hollywood Reporter posts that Barry Sonnenfeld is gearing up to direct The How-To Guide for Saving the World, a new action comedy script written by Ben David Grabinski. However, unlike Ralph, this unknowing earthling is "a loser who discovers a book on how to prevent an alien invasion and then has to put that knowledge to use when one actually occurs." I bet the guy wishes he lived back in the '80s, when aliens would provide how-to manuals for dorky yet powerful superhero suits.

Meanwhile, "Hitchcock" is getting a whole new spin on the big screen. Variety reports that New Regency has grabbed a pitch by Nim's Island writer/directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett called The Family Hitchcock -- for the pair to write, produce, and direct. The family in question won't gain lots of weight and make shadow art of themselves. Instead, they find themselves in danger when they house-swap with a family in Europe. Man, you can never trust those shifty Europeans!

And finally, Variety reports that we're soon to get another comedy called Naked. As they describe it, the film will focus on "an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage." I'm assuming that the word "naked" should be placed after "run," since the piece said that this script is based on Fernando Sabino's The Naked Man. If not, that's definitely not a titillating, or naked-ish, premise.
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