Summit Entertainment, the production company that arguably ruined your teenagers lives with the Twilight trilogy, has just acquired the rights to the now-classic relationship self-help book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by Dr. John Gray. I smell a goofy bullshit romcom with tons of klutzy and/or uptight lady characters and emotionally unavailable male leads! You know, He’s Just Not That Into You 2: The Re-Into-ing.
Here’s my question, though: How are they going to make this into a movie without facing the same criticism that the book has received? The most common opinion I’ve heard on the book (which I have not personally read, to be fair) is that the relationship advice is solid, but only if you’re willing to accept that men and women are coming from two entirely different places both mentally and emotionally. Was Summit really just buying the book’s title, which is engraved in all of our heads forever and ever, or is their next purchase going to be the rights to The Rules?