Not even death can stopĀ John Hughes from being a big draw in the film industry. Paramount is pressing forward with The Grigsbys Go Broke, one of the last scripts he ever wrote, with Ice Age: The Meltdown writer Jim Hecht on board to do rewrites. Before you get too excited, though, keep in mind that the last time Paramount attempted a similar feat, it turned into Drillbit Taylor. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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John Hughes

In March, we broke news that Paramount Pictures and Roth Films were developing a movie using John Hughes‘ unproduced screenplay Grisby’s Go Broke. Paramount later denied the rumor (which probably means they considered the property, but decided not to), but I’ve been itching to get my hands on Hughes original script to see an unmade Hughes movie that never was. And now we have some more details about that script, and the upcoming stoner-sequel A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.

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John Hughes

Update: Paramount claims they are not developing Grisby’s but “would jump at the chance to take part in another Hughes creation.” [risky]

In Vanity Fair’s profile of the late writer/director John Hughes, it was revealed Hughes didn’t stop writing after leaving Hollywood in 1994. His sons found boxes of writings, more than 300 pocket notebooks, thick binders containing works in progress, and tons of computer files, including screenplays. Hughes also had a lot of screenplays that he sold but remain unproduced (I wrote about one of them here). I wondered at the time if any of these screenplays would ever end up on the big screen.

Word has been circling the tracking boards that Paramount Pictures has acquired Grisby’s Go Broke, a family comedy written by the late filmmaker. More details after the jump.

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