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Get the Kleenex ready for another Nicholas Sparks adaptation.

Just weeks after the release of the war-torn love story 'Dear John', Variety reports that Scott Hicks -- who received an Oscar nomination for directing 1996's 'Shine' -- is in talks to direct the big screen version of another Sparks book: 'The Lucky One,' about a Marine who sets out to meet a mystery woman who he believes magically kept him safe throughout his three tours in Iraq.

The film will be produced by Denise Di Novi and Kevin McCormick, the duo behind such Sparks adaptations as 'Nights in Rodanthe,' 'A Walk to Remember' and 'Message In a Bottle'. Get the Kleenex ready for another Nicholas Sparks adaptation.

Just weeks after the release of the war-torn love story 'Dear John', Variety reports that Scott Hicks -- who received an Oscar nomination for directing 1996's 'Shine' -- is in talks to direct the big screen version of another Sparks book: 'The Lucky One,' about a Marine who sets out to meet a mystery woman who he believes magically kept him safe throughout his three tours in Iraq.

The film will be produced by Denise Di Novi and Kevin McCormick, the duo behind such Sparks adaptations as 'Nights in Rodanthe,' 'A Walk to Remember' and 'Message In a Bottle'.

Since 'Shine,' Hicks has trafficked in the romantic tearjerker business as well, with last year's Clive Owen heartwrencher 'The Boys Are Back,' 'Hearts In Atlantis' and the David Guterson adaptation 'Snow Falling on Cedars' in 2000. However, this will be his first attempt at a Sparks tome.

Sparks' other adaptations include the Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosling teamup 'The Notebook' and the Miley Cyrus, teen-meets-estranged-dad drama 'The Last Song,' due out this March.

That another Nicholas Sparks adaptation is headed to the big screen should surprise no one considering the recent box-office success of 'Dear John,' which starred Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. That film made $32 million in its opening weekend -- enough to dethrone 'Avatar' as king of the box office.