24 months of negotiation, AEI has finalized its deal
to franchise Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not!
as a series of major motion pictures, on the
model of "Indiana Jones," to be produced by Ken Atchity
and Chi-Li Wong with Alphaville's Jim Jacks and Sean
Daniels ("The Mummy") for Paramount Pictures. The deal
was made with Sherry Lansing, Donald DeLine, and Tom
Jacobson of Paramount, and Norm Deska of Ripley Entertainment.