diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-190.jpgThis just in: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is blowing up like Dante’s Peak. Let’s hope the silver screen version turns out better than that ill advised volcano movie. Yes indeed, Greg Heffley my be coming to a theater near you. Here’s the word from Publishers Weekly:

Fox 2000 has bought film rights for Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Abrams/Amulet). Nina Jacobson will produce the live-action movie; a director and screenwriter are still to be named.

I may be able to hear grownup admirers of Jeff Kinney’s work yelling “NOOO” at this very moment. Either that or it’s the kids yelling “YEEAAH”. My hearing isn’t what it used to be.

*Update* The outstanding blog Bookshelves of Doom posted a link to this story in Variety – click here to read more.