Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to John Gray's longtime bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships. "Studios have been trying to figure out how to turn the book into a movie since its publication, with Lionsgate being the latest to try to crack the code before the rights reverted back to Gray this past year," Variety reported.
The plan is to develop a movie "that appeals to Western sensibilities and to also develop a companion project for the Chinese market," Variety wrote. The book has become so popular in China that Gray has made trips over the years to teach classes based on its themes. The author is on board the project as a producer and the studio is searching for a writer to create a story around the book's themes.