20 February 2013 3:10 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Because they're made for so little money, Nicholas Sparks adaptations don't need to be $100 million blockbusters to be considered successful.For example, take a look at the recently released Safe Haven. While the movie only opened at number three at the box office during Valentine's Day weekend, in just six days it has already made $34 million, which is just fine for a flick that cost just $28 million to make. So as long as the author keeps pumping out books we'll keep seeing movie studios developing adaptations - which is why this news story should come as a surprise to exactly nobody. Deadline reports that the latest big bidding war in Hollywood is for Sparks' next novel The Longest Ride. While the site doesn't specify exactly which studios are going after the project, it looks as though a seven-figure deal could be made for the book and that whoever winds up »

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