News came out today that Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures will be allying with CJ Entertainment, South Korea's most prominent studio, to produce three new genre films for the younger crowd (and young at heart, of course). The first is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel The Graveyard Book about a boy who is raised by ghosts. Neil Jordan has been attached to this one for a while, but he's also been attached to Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box, so his involvement may not be rock solid at this point.

The second film is Carpe Demon, an adaptation of Julie Keener's book, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom. Columbus will be writing the script for that one himself, which is great news when you remember that he also wrote both Gremlins films and The Goonies.

The third film is perhaps of most interest to horror fans specifically. It's called Killer Pizza and Hatchet and Spiral's Adam Green is currently set to pen (and possibly direct) the adaptation from Greg Taylor's book. With a title like that it may sound like it's a Charles Band film about a, duh, killer pizza, but it's actually about a pizza joint that's just a front for monster hunters. That's a pretty great premise if you ask me.