Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Summit Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to the popular/famous relationship book franchise Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.
The book series Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus assesses marital and relationship problems in terms of distinct and pervasive gender differences. The Mars-Venus series has sold over 50 million books in 45 territories worldwide. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is the #1 bestselling book of the last decade and the #1 relationship book of all time. It was on The New York Times Bestseller List for nearly seven years and is #6 on USA Today’s list of the 25 Most Influential Books. In addition to his publishing success, Dr. Gray’s video/DVD lecture series has earned over $100 million.
Summit has teamed with producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun (Mercy, Accidentally On Purpose, and Is She Really Going Out With Him?) to develop the books into both a film and television franchise. I would love to make fun of this decision, but honestly, for once it actually makes complete sense. What better non-narrative book to adapt into a romantic comedy than this one? Read the full press release after the jump.