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  2/11 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas remake
Universal Pictures

Comment: Remake of the 1982 film of the same name.

  1/28 L.O.L.: Laughing Out Loud
Double Feature Films

Comment: English-language remake of Gallic smash hit

  1/26 Untitled Alaskan Adventure Project
Walden Media

Comment: Based on Gay and Laney Salisbury's book "The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic,"

  1/26 Dark Life
Gotham Group, The

Comment: Based on the book by Kat Falls
Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, "Dark Life" is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements threaten to destroy the underwater territory, Ty finds himself in a fight to stop the outlaws and save the only home he has ever known.

Joined by a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her prospector brother, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and begins to discover some dark secrets to Dark Life.

As Ty gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the outlaws may not be the bloodthirsty criminals the government has portrayed them as. And that the government abandoning the territory might be the best thing for everyone, especially for someone like Ty, someone with a Dark Gift.

 1/26 Racing Dreams

Comment: Based on Marshall Curry's documentary "Racing Dreams"

  1/25 Commuter, The
Gold Circle Films

Comment: Based on a script by the writing team of Byron Willinger and Philip De Blasi.

 1/22 Late Bloomer
Alcon Entertainment

Comment: Based on the 2001 book "Man Made: A Memoir" by Ken Baker

 1/20 Warm Bodies
Make Movies
Summit Entertainment

Comment: Based on a book by Isaac Marion
Summit is snuggling up to "Warm Bodies," hiring Jonathan Levin to write and direct the zombie-love project.

In a tone like "Twilight"-meets-"Shaun of the Dead," the story follows an existentially tormented zombie named "R" who begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world.

"Bodies" is based on a book by Seattle's Isaac Marion, who self-published the novel and sold it through his Web site before the publishing rights were picked up by Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, this year. Publication slated for this summer.

Bruna Papanadrea, an exec producer on "Milk" and "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," is producing "Bodies" through her Make Movies banner. Executive producing are Laurie Webb and Cori Shepherd Stern.

Summit's president of production Erik Feig and vp production Gillian Bohrer are overseeing.

CAA-repped Levine proved his romantic comedy street cred by writing and directing "The Wackness" and he tackled the slasher genre with "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane."

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