The first development will be a romantic comedy adapted from the book, adding to the trend started by He's Just Not That Into You and continuing with in-development films of multiple dating, pregnancy and child rearing guides. In a joint statement, producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun said, "While men and women may never truly speak the same language, we're thrilled to explore their perpetually hilarious, painful and romantic conflicts on the big screen."
The duo primarily works in television -- she was an executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, while their production company currently has the nursing drama Mercy on NBC and the reality series Is She Really Going Out With Him? on MTV -- and we're sure to see a quick spin-off hit the small screen following the release of the (first) movie. Ten years ago, there was already a short-lived talk show based on Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus hosted by Cybill Shepherd. Another adaptation that Gray handled himself was a 1997 Broadway musical that later hit the stage in Las Vegas.
Now, I only wonder if Summit also plans for an R-rated sequel, based on the sex guide Mars and Venus in the Bedroom.