Wossy gets Tin­sel­town comic deal

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JONATHAN Ross has landed a movie deal to turn his graphic novel Turf into a Hol­ly­wood block­buster.

The chat show host, 51, left the BBC af­ter he con­tro­ver­sially mocked Fawlty Tow­ers star An­drew Sachs – whose grand­daugh­ter had slept with comic Rus­sell Brand.

But he used the time off to ful­fil his am­bi­tion of writ­ing a comic and it’s paid off in spades af­ter he sold an op­tion on the book about gang­sters and vam­pires in 1920s New York to a Tin­sel­town pro­duc­tion com­pany.

Film ex­pert Ter­ence Doyle said: “If the movie gets made he’ll be in for a pay­day in the high six fig­ures or more.”

It is a dream come true for film fan Ross, who’s ru­moured to own the largest pri­vate col­lec­tion of comic books in the UK.

Ross could turn to wife Jane Gold­man, who has writ­ten comic book-in­spired movies in­clud­ing Kick Ass and X-men: First Class.

Doyle added: “It could be the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for some col­lab­o­ra­tion.”

KAMIKAZE pi­lots are in sharp de­cline.

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