In definitely one of the more bizarre news stories I've heard for a while, Warner Brothers have acquired the rights to BBC kids' show Rentaghost and are developing it as a comedy vehicle for foppish British hanger-on Russell Brand.
Rentaghost, a zero-budget children's show, ran for nine seasons from 1976 to 1984, was about a temp agency for the undead, who are hired out to help the living in various tasks. It wasn't particularly good (even as a five-year-old, I found it pretty crap), although the premise, if reworked, possibly has potential. However, with the notably untalented Russell Brand in it, the film probably won't be.
Next week: Christian Bale to star in Superted reboot.