Here's an offer Paramount shouldn't refuse: Random House has given the film studio first crack at screen rights to a new installment of The Godfather
franchise. According to Variety
, the publishing house is attempting to draft a writer to continue the Corleone saga. But first, execs must broker a rights deal with the estate of late Godfather
author Mario Puzo
. "We hope Paramount or some other studio will want to buy the movie rights, and it is our intention to see that happen," said Random House exec Jonathan Karp
. "These characters just keep pulling you back in."