Time Traveler's Wife screenwriter to resurrect the dead

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin has been hired to write the DreamWorks adaptation of the Japanese cult hit Resurrection, tentatively titled Rainbow Bridge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rubin has already written an elaborate treatment for the project.

DreamWorks acquired remake rights to Resurrection, titled Yomigaeri in Japanese, last year. Akihiko Shiota's 2003 supernaturally themed pic centered on a town in which people who have been dead for decades come back to life. Instead of engaging in zombie behavior, though, the townspeople simply return to their normal lives as though nothing has changed.

Rubin, who most recently scripted the Eric Bana-Rachel McAdams love story The Time Traveler's Wife, is best known for 1990's Ghost, which earned $518 million worldwide and won Rubin an Oscar.