This decade has seen such a rise in comic book adaptations that now every pitch in Hollywood seems to be based on a comic series or graphic novel, even if the idea doesn't sound like it. For example, according to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks has just bought an ensemble rom-com pitch from screenwriter Andrea McCloud, which is centered around missed connection ads in newspapers and on Craiglist. Guess what? It's based on a comic book.

Yeah, it sounds like a broad enough idea that a movie could be made around it without needing the source material. But the movie will instead be adapted somewhat from I Saw You..., an anthology book featuring short comics by close to 100 artists, all inspired by real-life ads. McCloud has narrowed it down to four intersecting stories, though it's not known if these will be adapted from specific comics from the collection.
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