Crusader Entertainment is in pre-production on Sahara right now. Dirk has yet to be cast, but Crusader is leaning toward George Clooney, but The author himself want's Hugh Jackman in the role of Dirk Pitt. He also like's Selma Hyack (sp?). His reasoning is that he want's a relative unknown in the role... "No one knew Sean Connery before he played Bond." No release date has been set...but here's some schtuff. Sahara- Crusader Entertainment Paramount- Distributer Budget- roughly $70-80 million The production company has only optioned Sahara. They hope to make at least a trilogy franchise with Shock Wave, Inca Gold, Atlantis Found, Treasure, or Cyclops as possible adaptations. Clive Cussler want's to see how good the movie is before he releases the rights to any others. He was really soured on Lord Lew Grades abysmal adaptation of Raise the Titanic!, and has been since very wary of Hollywood. ------------------ *Federal *Galaxy *Top News *Enlist *Exit WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?