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James V. "Jim" Hart (born 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American screenwriter and author.He wrote the 2005 children's novel Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth, a prequel depicting J. M. Barrie's villain Captain Hook, the nemesis of Peter Pan, when Hook was a youngster. Earlier, Hart wrote the screenplay to the Steven Spielberg feature film Hook which functioned as a sequel to Barrie's original story.
Hart also wrote the screenplay adaptation for Crisis in the Hot Zone, but the movie never materialized.
He recently did the first draft screenplay of Atlas Shrugged, which is now being fully developed by director Randall Wallace. Recently it has been announced that screenwriter James V. Hart wrote an adaptation of Sirens of Titan, which Vonnegut approved of before he died.
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