§ Variety reports that Ben Templesmith’s WELCOME TO HOXFORD has been picked up by Chris Columbus’s production company.

Ben Templesmith, who co-penned the vampire comic series “30 Days of Night,” which Sony made into a film in 2007, created “Hoxford,” about a psychiatrist who must team with a deeply disturbed patient in order to escape werewolves who run an institution for the criminally insane. Plans are for Columbus to produce the adaptation along with 1492 partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

§ BTW, in case anyone was concerned, word going around is that Stephen Chow is still on board to play Kato in the GREEN HORNET movie, which would have depressed us before, but now that Michel Gondry is on board, we’re pleased as punch.