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Ronin, Clone, Letter 44, Pax Romana Comic Books Optioned by SyFy

April 30, 2014 Syfy, which only recently trumpeted a return to its science fiction and fantasy roots with space thrillers and post-apocalyptic horror, this morning rolled out an ambitious development slate that includes adaptations of Frank Miller’s “Ronin,” Jonathan Hickman’s “Pax Romana,” Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque’s “Letter 44,” and

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Fables, Justice League, Metal Men, Shazam Comics Optioned

April 28, 2014 Justice League, Fables, 100 Bullets, Metal Men & Shazam films revealed. The Wall Street Journal have released a burst of new information from Warner Bros, not least of which is news that the long-mooted Justice League movie will be going ahead with Man Of Steel‘s Zack Snyder.

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MPH Comic Book Optioned

April 25, 2014 MPH, the latest comic from creator Mark Millar, is also the latest to get Hollywood attention. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, whose recent credits include the Transformers and G.I. Joe movies as well as comic book adaptation Red, has optioned the screen rights to the comic, which Millar co-created

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Wormwood Comic Book Optioned

April 17, 2014 IDW Entertainment, along with George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company, announced today they are developing Ben Templesmith’s cult-hit comic Wormwood as an animated series. David M. Stern of The Simpsons fame will write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. The Walking

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Superior Comic Book Optioned

April 15, 2014 Twentieth Century Fox is feeling Superior. The studio has picked up Superior, the comic book limited series written by Mark Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, for an adaptation to be produced by Matthew Vaughn. The comic centers on a popular and athletic 12-year-old boy who

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Scalped Comic Book Optioned

April 14, 2014 WGN America is looking to DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint as it bolsters its development slate. The cable network, which will bow its first original scripted series on Sunday, has put in development an adaptation of Scalped from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Scapled

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Epic Illustrated Optioned!

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Collider (FBP) Comic Book Optioned

April 8, 2014 Warner Bros. has plans to bring the recently-launched Vertigo comic book series FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics to the big screen. Deadline reports that Justin Marks (who recently scripted the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed take on The Jungle Book) will adapt the ongoing series by Simon Oliver and

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Dreadstar Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2014 Benderspink and Illuminati Entertainment are teaming up to develop at big-screen adaptation of Dreadstar, a cult favorite comic book series from the 1980s created by Jim Starlin. Starlin is a veteran comic creator who made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with runs on writing and/or

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Powers Comic Book Optioned

March 20, 2014 If you’re a multi-billion dollar entertainment company, it seems the hottest thing to do these days is produce original television. Sony is the latest to jump onto the Netflix bandwagon, announcing today that it will produce an adaptation of cult comic book series Powers as its first

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Last of Us American Dreams Comic Book Optioned

March 6, 2014 Sony subsidiary Screen Gems will be releasing a film adaptation of PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us, Deadline reports. Game creative director Neil Druckmann will reportedly be writing the script, with participation from other members of studio Naughty Dog. Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures production company, which

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Haunted Comic Book Optioned

February 6, 2014 Although not yet on the shelves for purchase (February 28th), Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions has optioned Red 5’s new action horror series “Haunted” for a big screen adaptation. Haunted is a four part horror action adventure written by Scott Chitwood, illustrated by Danny Luckert and

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DMZ Comic Book Optioned

February 5, 2014 One more report can be added to the recent flurry of announced television adaptations of comic book properties: as revealed by Deadline, SyFy has ordered a pilot for an ongoing DMZ series, based on the Vertigo series created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. Mad Men executive producers

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Sheltered Comic Book Optioned

January 30, 2014 Jesse Peyronel, the filmmaker behind the indie movie Siren, is teaming up with The Walking Dead producers Circle of Confusion to adapt the Image Comics book Sheltered. The comic is a preapocalyptic thriller set in a survivalist compound somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and populated by families

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Starlight Comic Book Optioned

December 13, 2013 Century Fox is in negotiations for the movie rights to Mark Millar’s upcoming Image Comics miniseries, Starlight. Millar has described the space fantasy story as either Flash Gordon meets the Dark Knight or, more awesomely, Buzz Lightyear meets Unforgiven. “The comic, drawn by Goran Parlov and due

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Venom, Sinister Six Comic Books Optioned

December 13, 2013 Not to be left out of the massive spanning world of comic book continuity Marvel Studios has mastered, Sony is expanding the Spider-Man brand with two new major VILLAIN movies. Yes, Venom is finally getting his own movie, and so is the anti-Spidey gang the Sinister Six.

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Sleeper Comic Book Optioned

November 22, 2013 Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are attached to produce Sleeper. Warner Bros will adapt the sci-fi thriller comic series from DC Comics’ WildStorm imprint, reports Variety. Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (The Killing) will write the script based on the comic series from Criminal, Fatale

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The Strain Comic Book Optioned

  November 20, 2013 The Strain has been picked up to series on the FX for 13 episodes beginning July 2014.  The vampire drams focuses on a parasitic, vampire virus that begins in New York and poises a threat to the entire world. Guillermo del Toro originally envisioned the The

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Pantheon Comic Book Optioned

November 20, 2013 Michael Chiklis‘ 2010 IDW comic Pantheon is headed to television. The actor/producer has teamed with IDW Entertainment, the recently launched TV division of IDW Publishing, to develop and produce Pantheon as a scripted live-action television series. IDW Entertainment will fund the development of the project, co-produced by

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Sandman Comic Book Optioned

November 20, 2013 David S. Goyer knows a thing or two about adapt comic books. To date he’s penned screenplays for The Crow: City of Angels, which was inspired by James O’Barr’s Crow comics, three Blade movies, Batman Begins and the summer hit Man of Steel  With the last of

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Enormous Comic Book Optioned

November 18, 2013 After scoring with live action web series based on the “Halo” and “Mortal Kombat” video game franchises, Machinima is turning to comicbooks for new programming. The online entertainment player, whose audience is made up mostly of young males age 18-35, has paired  with producer Adrian Askarieh to

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Preacher Comic Book Optioned

November 15, 2013 Bleeding Cool has learned exclusively that a development order for a television pilot based upon Garth Ennis’ and Steve Dillon‘s ballbustingly blasphemous comic series from the nineties, Preacher, has been given by Sony Pictures Television studio. The project is the studio’s next major endeavour, following its recently

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Outcast Comic Book Optioned

November 11, 2013 The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is expanding his TV universe to the world of exorcisms. Following a multiple cable network bidding war, Cinemax has landed Outcast, a drama based on Kirkman’s upcoming Image/Skybound comic of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The cable network has

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izombie Comic Book Optioned

November 7, 2013 With everyone jumping on the comic book bandwagon for new TV series, it isn’t much of a surprise that channels are grasping for good show ideas based off of comic books. Today news dropped that Rob Thomas, the Veronica Mars creator, is in works to adapt DC‘s

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Hourman Comic Book Optioned

November 7, 2013 CW dug pretty deep into the DC Comics bench to find a success with Arrow. Its latest comic project makes Green Arrow look Superman-famous by comparison. The Hollywood Reporter says CW is ready to adapt the tale of Hourman for its airwaves. I will pause for the collective

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Abattoir Comic Book Optioned

November 6, 2013 (CBR)  “Saw” series director Darren Lynn Bousman is adapting some familiar material for his next film: “Abattoir”, the comic he developed for Radical Comics a few years back. Variety reports that the project is currently in the works at Radical Studios. The comic finds real estate agent

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The Bunker Comic Book Optioned

November 5, 2013 Another comic property headed to TV… Joshua Hale Fialkov’s horror comic book series The Bunker is headed to TV.  Bleeding Cool reports that Lionsgate TV has reached a deal to adapt the series into a TV pilot.  No word on whether the series would end up on

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Extinction Parade Comic Book Optioned

November 4, 2013 I understand that Max Brooks‘ series for Avatar Press, Extinction Parade, is currently in the process of being signed as a TV series for one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood. After the success of World War Z, Max Brooks’ various zombie and now vampire comics

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V-Wars Comic Book Optioned

October 20, 2013 IDW Publishing has pushed their way through the looking glass. Long known as the go-to guys for adaptations of TV properties, they announced the launch of a new division, IDW Entertainment. The mission of this division: to turn the usual tables and bring some of IDW’s 300

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Life Undead Comic Book Optioned

October 17, 2013 IDW Publishing has launched a new arm, IDW Entertainment, that is devoted to developing TV properties based on IDW’s catalog of comic books and graphic novels. David Ozer will lead the division. Titles that IDW is actively developing for television include comic books “Life Undead,” “Brooklyn Animal

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Who Is Jake Ellis Comic Book Optioned

October 3, 2013 Fox has picked up the movie rights to Who is Jake Ellis?, an espionage comic published by Image with Harry Potter helmer David Yates attached to direct. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin is producing. Described as having elements of Bourne, Memento and Fight Club, the story follows Jon

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Universal War One Comic Book Optioned

October 2, 2013 U.S. scribe Skip Woods, whose credits include “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “A Good Day to Die Hard,” is set to pen the bigscreen adaptation of epic sci-fi graphic novel “Universal War One.” The live-action project – reportedly budgeted at about $40 million — is being developed by

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Ghost Projekt Comic Book Optioned

September 19, 2013 NBC is developing a TV drama based on the Oni Press comic book series Ghost Projekt by Joe Harris and Steve Rolston, Deadline reports. It’s not entirely surprising given that in recent months, Harris has teased big things coming for the property, urging his fans to “like”

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Unthinkable Comic Book Optioned

September 16, 2013 According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox will be bringing the Boom! Studios comic book series Unthinkable to life as a TV series. Former “24” showrunner Howard Gordon will write the series with Drive‘s Ben Queen serving as the executive producer. Written by Mark Sable and drawn by

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Queen and Country Comic Book Optioned

September 9, 2013 Greg Rucka’s incredible spy comic gets optioned for a movie, with a great actress who I can’t possibly imagine being right for the role. Queen and Country is an outstanding comic book, a real world (-ish) spy drama focused on MI6 agent Tara Chace, a steadfast and

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Amory Wars Comic Book Optioned

August 25, 2013 Breaking news: Comic books are hot priorities for movie adaptations these days.  Marvel obviously heads the pack with DC in hot pursuit, thanks in part to the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the recent casting of Ben Affleck as the new Batman/Bruce Wayne.  Because

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Day Men Comic Book Optioned

August 19, 2013 Universal Studios, the producers of 2 Guns, have optioned Day Men, a new comic book series from BOOM! Studios, to be developed as a feature film, Deadline is reporting. The vampire drama from writers Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson and artist Brian Stelfreeze launched in July.

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Chew Comic Book Optioned

August 2, 2013 The Image Comics series Chew, created by John Laymon and Rob Guillory, is in development for a TV series. Chew is the story of a ‘cibopath’ cop who can see the history of anything he eats, and how that ability helps him in his work investigating murders

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Think Tank Comic Book Optioned

July 19, 2013 At San Diego Comic-Con, Marc Silvestri broke the news that Top Cow Productions is working on a feature film adaptation of Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal’s “Think Tank” series. “Think Tank” is: Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker… mass murderer. When a

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Chastity Comic Book Optioned

July 17, 2013 Chastity is looking to make her way to the big and small screen alike. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the one-time Chaos! Comics property has been optioned from Dynamite Entertainment by special effects house Rhythm & Hues. Debuting in 1996, Chastity was a young girl named Chastity

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Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth Comic Book Optioned

July 16, 2013 Image Comics’ hit comic book TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH is the latest addition to the stable of geek animation god Titmouse, Inc.  An adaptation of the monthly comic book series critics have called “the highest quality black comedy available today” is being developed with veteran

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The Sword Comic Book Optioned

July 8, 2013 Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features have tapped David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen, The Scorpion King) to pen the screenplay for their upcoming THE SWORD, a stylistic, action-packed tale of vengeance based on the graphic novel of the same name by Jonathan and Joshua Luna (The Luna Brothers). 

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Locke & Key Comic Book Optioned

June 19, 2013 Universal has optioned Locke & Key, the acclaimed supernatural comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, to develop as a feature film. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen will produce via their Universal-based K/O Paper Products banner. Ted Adams, the CEO and publisher of

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Incal Comic Book Optioned

May 31, 2013 Nicolas Winding Refn is going to be a busy man in the near future. According to The Playlist, his list of upcoming projects is getting impressively lengthy—not only will he have to soon work on promoting this new film with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives, but he’s

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Hoax Hunters Comic Book Optioned

April 25, 2013 Producer Jeff Krelitz and his Quality Transmedia banner have optioned the screen rights to Hoax Hunters, a comic from Image Comics. Created by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley (the brother of Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley), the comics focused on a group of paranormal investigators who debunk mysteries

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Rachel Rising Comic Book Optioned

April 17, 2013 Terry Moore’s critically-acclaimed indie horror comic Rachel Rising has been optioned for television by Alcon Television Group. It is the first property optioned by Alcon’s TV arm. Lloyd Levin, the producer of Watchmen and Hellboy, who has worked with Moore in the past on abortive efforts to

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The Test Comic Book Optioned

April 11, 2013 Syfy announced that they have a whole slew of new projects coming up as they more forwarding adapting several novels into new miniseries for the channel including both Larry Niven’s “Ringworld” and Arthur C. Clarke’s “Childhood’s End.” “No Place” will be created as Syfy joins creative forces with Fox

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Grimjack Comic Book Optioned

April 1, 2013 To celebrate the comic book’s 30th anniversary, 20th Century Fox has optioned the graphic character GrimJack for a major film with the option of up to three sequels. Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) has been signed to direct and negotiations are underway with three-time Academy Award Winner Daniel

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Mind MGMT Comic Book Optioned

January 29, 2013 Matt Kindt’s brainy, eccentric super-spy series Mind MGMT has been optioned to be produced as a film by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, reports The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog. Scott’s Fox-based “Scott Free” production banner will handle the film, along with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.

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Theory of Everything Comic Book Optioned

December 19, 2012 Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the rights to Top Cow comic Theory of Everything. The comic was created by Dan Casey and Nick Nantell, the former a senior vp at the Dan Jinks Co. Dan Jinks, a producer on American Beauty and Milk, will produce the

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Jeremiah Harm Comic Book Optioned

November 14, 2012 Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2012) — Tero Kaukomaa and Timo Vuorensola, the Finnish filmmakers behind the cult hit “Iron Sky” are partnering with Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises (“Live Free or Die Hard”) and Ross Richie’s BOOM! Studios (“2 Guns”) to bring the sci-fi action film “Jeremiah

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Insurrection V3 Point 6 Comic Book Optioned

October 22, 2012 Sci-fi projects are still a hot commodity, with Paramount closing a deal for the rights to Insurrection, a Boom! Studios comic created by writer Blake Masters. He is also attached to pen the script. Powerhouse producers Michael De Luca and Matt Tolmach are teaming up for the

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Crossed Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2012 Writer Garth Ennis was in the spotlight Saturday at New York Comic Con, as he joined Avatar Press Publisher William Christensen to discuss his body of work for the company and reveal some very surprising news about his next step beyond comics. Christensen wasted no time getting

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Shadowman Comic Book Optioned

October 12, 2012 Valiant Entertainment and “The Mummy” producer Sean Daniel have hired comics writer and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski to pen a live-action adaptation of the publisher’s newly revived “Shadowman” series, Deadline reports. Created in 1992 by Jim Shooter, Steve Englehart, David Lapham and Bob Layton, “Shadowman”

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Midnight Mass Comic Book Optioned

September 20, 2012 Midnight, Mass has been optioned for television by NBC. The short-lived DC Comics miniseries will be adapted for the medium based on a script by Snow White and the Huntsman co-writer Evan Daugherty, Deadline reports. Published under DC’s Vertigo imprint in 2002, Midnight, Mass follows the adventures

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Y The Last Man Comic Book Optioned

September 13, 2012 After almost a decade in development, it looks like the comic book adaptation, “Y: The Last Man,” will finally be moving into production. According to Spin Off Online on Sept. 11, the Eisner winning comic book series finally has a script in place that New Line Cinema

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Bloodstrike Comic Book Optioned

August 21, 2012 Bloodstrike, Rob Liefeld’s 1990s team of undead super-soldiers, are marching toward the big screen. Variety reports that Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired the film rights, with Shankar, Liefeld and Liefeld’s manager Brooklyn Weaver producing. Debuting in 1993 from Liefeld’s Extreme Studios, Bloodstrike centered on

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Peter Panzerfaust Comic Book Optioned

July 12, 2012 Just revealed at the Image Comics Presents panel was the news that writer Kurtis Wiebe has secured a deal with QT Productions, which could potentially lead his series Peter Panzerfaust to television. Set during the Second World War, the comic deals with the eponymous Peter, an American

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Captain Canuck Comic Book Optioned

July 12, 2012 TORONTO – Canadian screenwriter Arne Olsen is to adapt Richard Comely‘s iconic masked crusader Captain Canuck for the big screen. The feature film adaptation is being done by Mind’s Eye Entertainment, and is based on the Captain Canuck comic book series. The Captain Canuck franchise launched in

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Deus Ex Comic Book Optioned

July 11, 2012 With the news that Michael Fassbender will star in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and that new writers have been hired for God of War movie, it seems that studios might finally take “films based on video games” seriously. There are just too

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Stuff of Legend Comic Book Optioned

June 13, 2012 Disney recently announced that they have made a pitch deal to adapt Mike Raicht and Brian Smith’s graphic novel Stuff of Legend. Pete Candeland (Balto) would direct the film and Shawn Christensen (Abduction) would write the script.  Jake Wagner will executive produce. This would be the second recent Disney

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Feeding Ground Comic Book Optioned

May 11, 2012 Feeding Ground, an Archaia book that transplants werewolves to the Mexican border, has been optioned by Edward R. Pressman, producer of Das Boot and The Crow, as a film to be directed by up-and-comer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “From the moment Swifty pitched me

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Axe Cop Comic Book Optioned

April 27, 2012 In what is sure to create a bidding war for the next big thing written by a 5-year-old, FOX has announced plans to use the popular web comic Axe Cop as a means of introducing its new late-night animation block intended to compete with Cartoon Network‘s popular,

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Thief of Thieves Comic Book Optioned

April 11, 2012 AMC is doubling down on Robert Kirkman. The cable network is reteaming with The Walking Dead creator/executive producer to develop his newest comic, Thief of Thieves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Image Comics/Skybound title revolves around a master thief with a dual identity who, while

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Thief of Thieves Comic Book Optioned

April 11, 2012 Hollywood Reporter is reporting that AMC is working on an Thief of Thieves television series, helmed by creator Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, who previously worked on the first season of The Walking Dead.  Chic Eglee, who previously worked on the Showtime drama Dexter, will be the showrunner.

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Occult Crimes Taskforce Comic Book Optioned

March 31, 2012 “The Walking Dead” can move over.  It seems that Rosario Dawson has her own horror comic to bring to the small screen.  Dawson is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd, producer for “The Walking Dead.”  Instead of AMC, they’ll be working with A&E. While women are attached

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Lucid Comic Book Optioned

March 9, 2012 Variety reports that Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Archaia Entertainment’s comic book mini-series Lucid, which is described as “a tale of what would happen to Harry Potter if he grew up and joined the CIA.” Writer/producer Akiva Goldsman (Jonah Hex, Batman Forever) will develop

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Undying Love Comic Book Optioned

March 7, 2012 Director Alexandre Aja, who most recently helmed the camp-heavy horror pic Piranha 3D, is now poised to take on vampires. Deadline reports that Aja is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of the Image Comics title Undying Love. The story is set in modern day Hong Kong

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The New West Comic Book Optioned

February 16, 2012 It seems that every project in Hollywood these days is either a reboot, a sequel or an adaptation pulled from the pages of a comic book. We’ve got a new report that the latter is happening with Black Bull Media’s comic, The New West. The story follows

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Hack Slash Comic Book Optioned

January 17, 2012 Heat Vision recently reported that Marcus Nispel has officially signed on to direct the adaptation, Hack/Slash. This adaptation has long been in development and seems it is finally moving forward with a new director signed on. Nispel is most noted as being at the helm of the

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Crawl To Me Comic Book Optioned

January 10, 2012 David A. Armstrong, who recently made the move from cinematographer (Saw) to director (the indie hostage drama Pawn), has signed on to direct an adaptation of Crawl to Me, an offbeat horror comic written by Life of Agony bass player Alan Robert and published by IDW Publishing. 

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Nanny and Hank Comic Book Optioned

December 6, 2011 Uptown 6 Productions has obtained the rights to Bluewater’s graphic novel NANNY & HANK. The story is about a couple living their golden years; thinking about grandchildren and musing about days gone by. But their quiet life is disrupted by a disgruntled vampire. Now Nanny & Hank have

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Turf Comic Book Optioned

December 5, 2011 A movie based on the Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards comic book Turf might be on the way. The film rights have been snapped up by production company BenderSpink, according to Deadline. The book, released in collected form earlier in the year, sees vampires and gangsters

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Booster Gold Comic Book Optioned

November 23, 2011 SyFy has ordered a script on the DC Comics character Booster Gold, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The projected one-hour drama will feature a pilot script written and executive produced by Fringe veteran Andrew Kreisberg and produced by Greg Berlanti‘s Berlanti Productions and Warner Horizon Television. Berlanti

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War Heroes Comic Book Optioned

October 23, 2011 Comic book writer Mark Millar is currently the belle of Hollywood’s ball. A number of his titles are being optioned for potential big-screen treatments, from Nemesis to Superior and The Secret Service. The last two are on the radar of Matthew Vaughn, director of yet another Millar

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In The Dust Comic Book Optioned

October 19, 2011 This time it’s Solipsist Film, who have acquired the upcoming Top Cow comic book “In the Dust” by George Mahaffey and Christian Duce. The comic isn’t due out until next year, and the period comic (a rarity in the trade) goes thusly: The story is set against

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NYE Incidents Comic Book Optioned

September 22, 2011 Screenwriter and comic book writer Stuart Paul has been tapped to adapt The Nye Incidents, the comic book co-created by Communion author Whitley Strieber. The project is set up at RKO, with Todd Lincoln attached to direct. Lincoln is also producing with Daniel Alter. Set in the

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Hope Falls Comic Book Optioned

September 14, 2011 Future Films has optioned the feature rights for Hope Falls, the comic book by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood.  Bleeding Cool describes the comic as “about a girl who returns to her home town after twenty years, who is then revealed to have been murdered by a

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Deadman Comic Book Optioned

August 25, 2011 The CW is looking to get back into the comics/superhero business with a familiar name. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is writing and executive-producing an adaptation of DC Comics’ Deadman, our sister site Deadline reports. Deadman centers on Boston Brand, a circus acrobat who is murdered but continues

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Nonplayer Comic Book Optioned

August 9, 2011 Nonplayer Goes Hollywood The cat’s out of the bag: Nonplayer has been picked up by Warner Bros.! From Variety: Warner Bros. has acquired feature film rights to Nate Simpson’s comicbook “Nonplayer” from publisher Image Comics and has set up the potential tentpole project with producers Roy Lee

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The Vault Comic Book Optioned

August 5, 2011 The latest comic book story to get a development deal is The Vault, an Image Comics title written by Sam Sarkar and drawn by Garrie Gastonny. This one has a better chance of making it to screens than most, as Sam Sarkar is also an exec at

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Shrapnel Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2011 Radical Publishing already has their high concept sci-fi comic book Oblivion set up as a feature film at Universal under the title of Horizons with Tom Cruise signed to star and Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski set to direct the film. Now the comic book company has

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Strikeforce Morituri Comic Book Optioned

July 20, 2011 Collider.com has given us a little insight into what the future of Marvel films will be, as they are reporting that Waterman Entertainment has bought the rights to an obscure Marvel comic from the 1980s, Strikeforce: Mourituri. The comic was one of the underrated gems of the

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Bone Comic Book Optioned

July 20, 2011 Alongside other award-winning titles like Art Spiegelman’s Maus or Alan Moore’s original Watchmen graphic novel, the Jeff Smith series Bone is familiar to most comic book fans. Naturally, a film adaptation of Smith’s beloved fantasy adventure has been in the works for years now, but the process

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Darkness Comic Book Optioned

July 20, 2011 The moody horror comic The Darkness has spawned a video game and sequel, sold over 25 million copies since its inception in 1996, and is now getting a feature film adaptation. According to 24 Frames, Mandeville Films has made a deal with The Darkness publisher Top Cow

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Uncharted Comic Book Optioned

July 8, 2011 Gamers breathed a collective sigh of relief when David O. Russell finally gave up the ghost on his poorly conceived plan for an adaptation of the hit PlayStation 3 game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, back in May. Sony still wants to see the movie happen though, and another

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100 Bullets Comic Book Optioned

June 21, 2011 David S Goyer, screenwriter on The Dark Knight Rises and Man Of Steel, has been announced as executive producer/writer on Showtime’s forthcoming adaptation of DC Vertigo crime comic 100 Bullets. 100 Bullets, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso, follows a mysterious agent with a suitcase

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Beasts of Burden Comic Book Optioned

June 13, 2011 For the most, Hollywood movies starring animals fall either into the cutesy kiddie variety or category of cutesy kiddie with pop culture references for adults thrown in. It appears that standard may soon be shattered. The Hollywood Reporter today had the news that “Beasts of Burden” – the

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Lions, Tigers and Bears Comic Book Optioned

June 8, 2011 Way back in 2009, we reported on a couple of comic book adaptations in development: Lions, Tigers and Bears, about a boy whose stuffed animals come to life; and The Nye Incidents, based on a Devil’s Due comic about an alien abductee serial killer. Neither project got

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The Mighty Comic Book Optioned

June 2, 2011 More Paramount news today: the production company has acquired the rights to the DC comic book The Mighty. The series tells the story of Gabriel Cole, a police officer who owes his life to the world’s only superhero, Alpha-One. When he uncover Alpha-One’s dark secrets the mortal

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Talent Comic Book Optioned

May 13, 2011 Universal Pictures has hired television writer Zack Whedon to adapt the 2006 BOOM! Studios miniseries Talent, Variety reports. Created by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski and Paul Azaceta, the supernatural thriller centers on college professor Nicholas Dane, the sole survivor of a plane crash who’s pursued by a

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Zombies Vs. Robots Comic Book Optioned

February 22, 2011 IDW Publishing’s popular ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS comic series is headed to Hollywood. The series, which was created by writer and IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and artist/painter Ashley Wood and launched in 2006, has been acquired by Sony Pictures. The film will be a co-production between

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Valentine Comic Book Optioned

February 14, 2011 Screenwriter Huston Huddleston (Greatest Show Ever) is writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of the independent femme fatale comic, Valentine, which is written and illustrated by Daniel Cooney and published by Red Eye Press. Chautauqua Cordova Entertainment (C2 Entertainment) is optioning Valentine for motion picture called

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Wake The Dead Comic Book Optioned

January 25, 2011 Nearly eight years after it was first optioned for the screen, the Steve Niles horror comic Wake the Dead is rising out of the movie development grave. The Los Angeles Times confirmed with Niles that Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist-turned-film producer Slash and Rob Eric will produce

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Brat Pack Comic Book Optioned

January 18, 2011 Comic book news sites have been reporting rumors for the last few months that BRAT PACK has been optioned for a film. Now that contracts are signed, I can say that the rumors are true. ARS NOVA, the New York theater and film group who produced BLACK

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Two Guns Comic Book Optioned

January 13, 2011 3 of the 5 nominees for the Director’s Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in the Year 2010 are working on comic book adaptations for their next films. Darren Aronofsky is directing THE WOLVERINE, Chris Nolan is directing THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and now

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Maintenance Comic Book Optioned

December 20, 2010 Great news for creators Jim Massey and Robbi Rodriguez, whose Oni Press comic book Maintenance has been freed from Warner Bros. and the clutches of director McG and deposited safely in the loving arms of DreamWorks Animation. Devised by the reliably hilarious Massey (writer of Oni’s Stephen

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Afterburn Comic Book Optioned

November 15, 2010 Deadline has it that Relativity Media is negotiating a deal that will bring AFTERBURN, Red 5’s sci-fi comic by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood, to the big screen. Word is Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, BROOKLYN’S FINEST) is being courted to direct, Gerard Butler (300, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN)

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Rest Comic Book Optioned

November 3, 2010 Since NBC’s superpowered drama Heroes was given the axe, series star Milo Ventimiglia may have found a new project to keep the network in the comic book inspired arena. Deadline reports Ventimiglia will both star in and executive produce a potential series adaptation of Rest, a comic

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Incognito Comic Book Optioned

August 30, 2010 Another Icon comic is Hollywood bound, Michael Fleming reports, as INCOGNITO, the supervillain vengeance caper by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, has been optioned by by Fox. Peter Chernin and Circle of Confusion’s David Engel will produce and the screenwriter attached is playwright Robert Schenkkan. “He’s not

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Nemesis Comic Book Optioned

August 8, 2010 Director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) recently said that he agreed to direct X-Men: First Class because he thinks superhero movies will be dead soon. The cultural window for comic-book based movies may be closing as a result of too much a good thing, but the gravy train doesn’t

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Mage Comic Book Optioned

August 3, 2010 Every year around Comic Con time I start thinking of older or lesser-known comics that would be great on screen. (Time to run a list, I know.) One that has long been in mind is Matt Wagner‘s Mage. The series depicts the adventures of an ordinary, down

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Lore Comic Book Optioned

July 30, 2010 After last year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Ashley Wood sold the film rights for “World War Robot” to Jerry Bruckheimer. Keeping his Comic-Con tradition alive, Wood optioned another property coming out of this year’s show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wood and his wife/collaborator T.P. Louise have

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Crosshair Comic Book Optioned

July 29, 2010 Top Cow’s next ‘Pilot Season’ may not begin until October, but they’ve already picked a winner. According to Variety, Mandeville Films (a subsidiary company of Disney) and Top Cow made a deal during last week’s San Diego Comic-Con International to bring “Crosshair” — one of the 2010

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Freakshow Comic Book Optioned

July 27, 2010 The San Diego Comic Con is a giant tangle of new publications, and it can be difficult to sort out the good from the bad. One title I came across on the last day of the con (the only time I got to wander the show floor

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Chew Comic Book Optioned

July 22, 2010  Deadline Hollywood broke the news last evening that the Image Comic has been nabbed by Circle of Confusion, the same force responsible for hooking up Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s “Powers” with FX and getting Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” into the hands of AMC.So

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Astro City Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2010 Working Title Films have snapped up rights to Kurt Busiek’s multiple award winning graphic novel series “Astro City.” “Astro City,” created by Busiek with artists Brent Anderson and Alex Ross, tells the story of life among the superheroes. While Samaritan, Winged Victory, the Hanged Man and Jack-in-the-Box

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Earp Saints For Sinners Comic Book Optioned

July 19, 2010 Comic-Con serves as a trigger for the announcement of movie deals based on graphic novels, and DreamWorks has gotten on the board early. The studio has acquired the Radical Studios comic Earp: Saints for Sinners, with fanboy favorite Sam Raimi attached to direct, and Matt Cirulnick writing

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Back Pearl Comic Book Optioned

May 17, 2010 Luke Skywalker is crossing over to the directing side. Mark Hamill, who played Skywalker in the original three “Star Wars” films, said Monday he plans to direct “Black Pearl,” a low-budget thriller adapted from his comic book about a mentally troubled masked vigilante. “It’s kind of daunting,”

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Elephantmen Comic Book Optioned

April 12, 2010 Comicraft/Active Images is proud to announce the option of their Image Comics series ELEPHANTMEN by Zucker Productions for major motion picture development. The treatment for the movie is being drafted by Richard Starkings, creator and writer of ELEPHANTMEN. Starkings shares, “I’m very pleased to be working with

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Existence 2.0 Comic Book Optioned

March 16, 2010 “Existence 2.0″ is a three-issue miniseries published by Image Comics. Written by Nick Spencer (“Forgetless,” “Shuddertown”) and drawn by Ronald Salas, the series focuses on self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine. After Baladine’s assassination, Baladine finds his consciousness transferred to the body of the hitman who killed him. Things

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Night and Fog Comic Book Optioned

December 22, 2009 A press release from Studio 407, the comics publishers, has today announced that the producers Gil Adler and Shane McCarthy will be shepherding the Night and Fog adaptation from page to screen. After the break, some quotage from Adler, and a few pages from the first issue

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Alien Legion Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2009   Some of the biggest news today surrounds a new project in development at Disney with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. It’s an adaptation of an epic comic book from the 1980s called Alien Legion that was basically the French Foreign Legion in outer space. Writers Derek Haas and Michael

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Sorrow Comic Book Optioned

November 11, 2009 Another comic-to-film adaptation is in the pipeline, this one from Twisted Pictures, the company most known for its Saw films. It’s called Sorrow and is the brainchild of Rick Remender, Seth Peck, and Francesco Francavilla published by Image Comics. Twisted’s Mark Burg and Oren Koules will produce

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Gunplay Comic Book Optioned

November 2, 2009 Platinum Studios has signed a deal with Fox21 to develop Jorge Vega’s graphic novel “Gunplay” as a potential TV series. “Final Destination” writer-producer Glen Morgan has also been signed to adapt the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan has a long history with sci-fi/genre TV series,

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Black Summer Comic Book Optioned

November 2, 2009 Vigilante Entertainment is launching operations by developing Warren Ellis’ comic book series “Black Summer” with Ryne Pearson (Knowing) attached to write the screenplay, reports Variety. “Black Summer,” published by Avatar Press in 2007, centers on superhero team the Seven Guns, a group of scientist-adventurers who modified their

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Chi-Chian Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2009 Production banner Framelight is ramping up. The company has optioned rights to the cult comic “Chi-Chian” and will develop it as a feature. Framelight also has attached Mark Rosenthal to pen its family adventure “The Secret History of Tom Trueheart.” The fairy tale-tinged “Chi-Chian” is set in

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Frenemy Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2009  As countless graphic novels and comic books are being translated to film, one can’t help but notice that there isn’t much of a female presence in the pages or on the screen of these adaptations. Most of the stories are written and feature predominantly masculine themes and characters. This

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Gravel Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2009 It seems like everyday a new comic book movie gets announced. And today is no exception as Warren Ellis comic book, “Gravel”, has been optioned by Legendary Pictures and they’ve gotten Ellis to write the screenplay and also executive produce.  While all of the films being developed

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Cla$$war Comic Book Optioned

October 5, 2009 That’s “Cla$$war”, with two dollar signs instead of an “s”. It’s a little-known comic book from 2002 by publisher Com.x, and revolves around a superhero called The American who realizes that his government is rotten and has to fight back, which means going up against other superheroes

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He-Man Comic Book Optioned

September 24, 2009 The embattled remake of the classic cartoon from the 1980s has switched directions…again. Mattel, who owns the rights to He-Man, is in talks with Columbia Pictures about taking up the fledgling live-action movie. The He-Man film, based on the popular animated TV show He-Man: Masters of the Universe, has had

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The Forgotten Comic Book Optioned

August 29, 2009   According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers John Wells and Don Murphy have optioned the rights to the forgotten by Evan Young and Jareth Grealish. Newsarama reported on the comic – and the duo’s efforts to bring it to print – in May of 2004. As Patrick Neighly

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Alibi Comic Book Optioned

August 4, 2009 “Alibi,” the comic book series about John Stephens and his secretive twin brother who operates as a top-secret government assassin, is headed for the big screen. Variety reports that the Top Cow Productions series written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and illustrated by Jeremy Haun will be adapted

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Echo Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2009 Variety is reporting that producer Lloyd Levin, one of the people who brought Hellboy and Watchmen to the screen, has purchased the rights to creator Terry Moore’s self-published Echo comic book. Echo focuses on a photographer named Julie Martin who is in the wrong place at the wrong

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Miserable Dastards Comic Book Optioned

July 16, 2009 Dial “C” For Comics is proud to announce that its upcoming graphic novel, MISERABLE DASTARDS™, has just been optioned by feature film producers Mike Greene and Brian Murphy (2001 Maniacs: The Sequel, San Saba, Labou) and is also being produced by Jason Kim of Lovett Management. Written

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Proof Comic Book Optioned

June 30, 2009 Move over Batman and Wolverine! A new animated comic book character is in the works to come to a small screen near you! John “Proof” Prufrock, the investigative sasquatch and lead character of the Image Comics series Proof is set to get the cartoon treatment at the

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WE3 Comic Book Optioned

June 16, 2009 Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely have teamed up before Batman and Robin #1 for a Vertigo title, WE3. You may have heard of it. The comic’s plot is centered around three animals that are weaponized as part of a secret military program; a dog (Bandit), a cat

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The Secret Comic Book Optioned

May 12, 2009 Universal, who has a first look deal with Dark Horse Comics, has optioned the comic book The Secret for adaptation, as reported by IESB today. The studio also has adaptations of Dark Horse’s Emily the Strange and The Umbrella Academy in development as well. The Secret script

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Station Comic Book Optioned

May 8, 2009 While everybody and their grandmother are flying to movie theaters at warp speed to see the new J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” movie, Boom Studios has their own plans to unleash an entirely different spacebound epic upon greater geekdom. According to Variety, CBS Films has acquired the screen

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Freedom Formula Comic Book Optioned

March 24, 2009 Instances of the rights to comic books being acquired and developed into movies before all of the whole comic series has been released, have become increasingly common. The latest is Freedom Formula, a five issue comic series created by Edmund Shern. And the guy eyeing the property? None

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Youngblood Comic Book Optioned

February 9, 2009 The ongoing romance between Hollywood and comic books seems like it’s still in the hot-and-heavy, can’t-keep-its-hands-off-each-other stage of the relationship. Monday’s edition of Variety contained the latest engagement announcement – Rob Liefeld’s original Image Comics series Youngblood has been optioned for big-screen treatment, to be directed by

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Necessary Evil Comic Book Optioned

January 30, 2009 Cartoon Network has announced that it optioned NECESSARY EVIL, a monthly comic book series created by Joshua Williamson and Marcus L. Harris and published by Desperado Publishing. The comic book is being developed as a weekly television series as part of the “live action initiative” as recently

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Night Projectionist Comic Book Optioned

January 6, 2009 Independent film production, financing, and international sales company, Myriad Pictures and comic book company Studio 407 announced today that they are developing a feature film based on “The Night Projectionist” comic horror mini-series produced by the Santa Monica based publisher. This will be the second project produced

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Emo Boy Comic Book Optioned

December 8, 2008 Emo Boy, a comic from Steve Emond and published by Slave Labor Graphics, has been optioned by Vanguard Films. Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is said to be directing and will cowrite the script with Emond according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vanguard hopes the film will be in the

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Villains Comic Book Optioned

October 29, 2008 It looks like Viper Comics’ somewhat under-the-radar (but loads of fun) “Villains” miniseries is the latest comics title to gain the attention of Hollywood, with Universal picking up the rights to adapt the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Wonder Woman” screenwriters Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland

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Freaks of The Heartland Comic Book Optioned

October 21, 2008 Freaks of the Heartland, a graphic novel from Greg Ruth and comics horror king Steve Niles, joins the seemingly never-ending list of comics titles being optioned for movie adaptation. According to Hollywood Reporter Overture Films bought the rights from Dark Horse and have signed David Gordon Green

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Deadworld Comic Book Optioned

September 16, 2008 Film rights optioned for PA zombie comic Deadworld. Having been through the hands of 3 different comic companies, you know there’s going to be a market for this. Deadworld is a series of comic based on post-apocalyptic scenarios with none other then our favorite miscreants, zombies, and

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They Boys Comic Book Optioned

August 27, 2008 Another new vulgar comic is headed for the big screen – The Boys. First published by Wildstorm and later by Dynamite Entertainment, the comic follows a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys”, whose job it is to keep watch over superheroes and eliminate them if necessary.

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Cryptozoo Crew Comic Book Optioned

August 18, 2008 Warner Bros. has picked up The Cryptozoo Crew as a movie project, according to Variety. Allan Gross‘ graphic novel series tells the entirely fictional story of a rare “cryptid” beast that is protected from extinction by a secret organization. The story will be adapted by Joe Gazzam,

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Hiding In Time Comic Book Optioned

July 2, 2008  Every day, another graphic novel is optioned by a studio great or small, and very rarely do they stir much interest in me. They always seem to be a variation on the assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold or superhero deconstruction, which can’t even motivate me to pick up the graphic novel,

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Goon Comic Book Optioned

July 2, 2008 Along wtih David Fincher Academy-Award nominated BLUR STUDIO has picked up THE GOON with plans to make a CG Animated Feature film. THE GOON was created by Eric Powell in 1999 and follows Goon, a muscled up enforcer for mobster Labrazio. Goon battles zombies, monsters and the

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Resurrection Comic Book Optioned

April 27, 2008 Universal has optioned “Resurrection,” an Oni Press comic book series written by “Eli Stone” co-creator Marc Guggenheim. Universal-based Scott Stuber is producing the project along with Eric Gitter of Closed on Mondays Entertainment, the producing arm of Oni Press. “Resurrection” begins where most other alien invasion movies

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North Wind Comic Book Optioned

April 9, 2008 After a successful run of comics sales, fueled in part by a special release on MySpace, the series North Wind has been picked up by Hollywood. The book follows the few people living in California after global warming brings on a new ice age and covers sunny

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Dark Oz Comic Book Optioned

March 3, 2008 Hip-hop artist Pras Michel of the Fugees has optioned film and TV rights to comic series Dark Oz, originally published by Caliber Comics. The storyline follows an older Dorothy Gale in a “gothic and more macabre” setting as she journeys through Oz with the characters known to

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10th Muse Comic Book Optioned

December 11, 2007 CastleBright Studios has optioned the 10th Muse comic book series by Darren G. Davis and Bluewater Productions. The popular comic book series has just been optioned by producers Jay Douglas & Nav Gupta and their newly formed NBC/U-based CastleBright Studios. Created by Darren G. Davis (The Legend

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Starkweather Comic Book Optioned

November 8, 2007 Variety says that Benderspink has optioned the rights to the comic book series “Starkweather” from Archaia Studios Press. The property, created by David Rodriguez, revolves around a young boy who comes from a line of sorcerers but doesn’t learn about his supernatural abilities until he’s a twentysomething

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Thundercats Comic Book Optioned

October 11, 2007 The art designer of best-selling video games like Gears of War and Command and Conquer has been signed to helm the previously announced ThunderCats movie. Variety reports that Jerry O’Flaherty had been looking for a project to take the leap into feature films and the adaptation of

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Last Christmas Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2007 Hollywood Gang Prods has optioned rights to graphic novel The Last Christmas from Image Comics, according to Variety. Written by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, the novel revolves around Santa Claus, who turns his back on Christmas and goes into seclusion after nuclear war has destroyed the

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Ocean Comic Book Optioned

August 7, 2007 Variety announced that Gianni Nunnari and Nick Weschler optioned the rights to Warren Ellis’ graphic novel Ocean. According to the trade, Nunnari and Weschler plan to adapt the property for a “big-scale alien thriller.” Nunnari previously produced Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 and Martin Scorsese’s

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The Living Corpse Comic Book Optioned

August 1, 2007 Zenescope Entertainment’s newest comic book title, THE LIVING CORPSE, was optioned for film last week by Shoreline Entertainment. THE LIVING CORPSE will begin development as a live action feature before it hits store shelves. Created by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson, THE LIVING CORPSE follows the adventures

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Game Keeper Comic Book Optioned

July 30, 2007 In an announcement that probably won’t surprise anyone director Guy ‘Mr Madonna’ Ritchie, best known for his London gangster movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is to adapt the comic he devised for Virgin, the Gamekeeper, reports the BBC (via Variety). Ritchie devised the story

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Gearhead Comic Book Optioned

July 19, 2007 Arcana Studio’s GearHead, by Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon, has been optioned by Darius Films. GearHead is a teenage girl that digs hot rods in a world of superhero politicians and electric cars. Darius is a Toronto-based production company with over a dozen films in its portfolio,

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Super Bad James Dynomite Comic Book Optioned

May 16, 2007 Rogue Pictures has optioned the rights to the Wayans Brothers’ comicbook series, SUPER BAD JAMES DYNOMITE, and the action/comedy movie adaptation, DYNOMITE, that the Wayanses are preparing. Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans will produce DYNOMITE with Rick Alvarez. The original comicbook series was created

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Rex Libris Comic Book Optioned

April 3, 2007 ariety says that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Mark Burton to write the big screen adaptation of James Turner’s comic book Rex Libris, about an everyday guy who becomes part of a secret sect of librarians who battle forces of darkness in chasing down overdue or stolen

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Rex Mundi Comic Book Optioned

February 26, 2007 “Rex Mundi”: Arvid Nelson’s Dark Horse book “Rex Mundi” was optioned by Warner Bros., which is currently developing the property with Johnny Depp’s production company. There’s a good chance that the quirky actor will also star as the lead: a doctor in search of missing church documents

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Doom Patrol Comic Book Optioned

July 20, 2006 A superhero team of oddly powered people being led by a bloke in a wheelchair? If your thought was, “why, that’s the X-Men,” pour yourself a hearty glass of wrong. This time we’re talking DC’s Doom Patrol, which Warner Brothers will be adapting in the hopes of

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Tag Comic Book Optioned

July 16, 2006 According to the Hollywood Reporter Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Tag, a horror comic announced by Boom! Studios. Ross Ritchie and Andrew Cosby of Boom! will produce along with Marc Platt. Written by Keith Giffen (Blue Beetle) and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain (30 Days of

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Atomik Mike Comic Book Optioned

July 14, 2006 The rights to the latest title from Across the Pond Studios, Atomik Mike, have been optioned for use on the new Comcast Cable morning TV program, KidsQuest Adventures. The TV series has already been greenlit for production with shows scheduled to begin airing this fall. Atomik Mike

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Red Star Comic Book Optioned

February 15, 2006 According to the Hollywood Reporter Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Christian Gossett’s comic book series The Red Star. Universal acquired the property for Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, whose special effects-heavy Night Watch film out-earned both Spider-man 2 and Star Wars at the Russian box office.

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Ghouly Boys Comic Book Optioned

January 18, 2006 According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic-book series The Ghouly Boys may be brought to the big screen by Benderspink, which adapted John Wagner and Vince Locke’s graphic novel, A History of Violence. Manndate Pictures has optioned the film rights and Benderspink is on deck to produce.

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Gray Area Comic Book Optioned

August 15, 2005 Hollywood Reporter announced today that Benderspink, a top production company, has optioned the rights to comic property The Gray Area, by Glen Brunswick and John Romita, Jr., originally published by Image Comics last year as a three-issue miniseries, and collected as a trade paperback and signed, limited hardcover

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Voltron Comic Book Optioned

July 26, 2005 If a Transformers live action movie is in the works, can aVoltron film be far behind? The Hollywood Reporter provided the answer to this question which has been dogging breathless fans of 1980’s pop culture with an announcement that producer Mark Gordon is teaming with music producer

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Invincible Comic Book Optioned

March 2, 2005 Invincible, Robert Kirkman’s teen superhero series from Image Comics, has been optioned by Paramount Pictures for movie development. Paramount-based Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Circle of Confusion hope to make a franchise of the book, according to Variety. For those unfamiliar to the storyline, Invincible is about “the

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Aleister Arcane Comic Book Optioned

July 1, 2004 Aleister Arcane: According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has scared up Aleister Arcane, purchasing feature rights to Steve Niles’ horror comicbook and setting up the project with Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris to produce at their Penn Station shingle. Studio has tapped the scripting team of Dan Milano

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Grendel Comic Book Optioned

January 4, 2004 Warner Bros. Pictures-based John Wells Prods. has optioned the graphic novel “Grendel” from its creator, Matt Wagner, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment and Arsenal Entertainment. Scribe Carl Lund is attached to adapt the project through his blind script deal with JWP. An award-winning comic creation, “Grendel”

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Killer Stunts Comic Book Optioned

December 16, 2003 In a pre-emptive move, Chuck Gordon’s Daybreak Prods. and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Prods. have optioned film and TV rights to the upcoming comic book series “Killer Stunts, Inc.” and will produce through their respective companies. Leo Partible, co-founder of publisher DPG Visions, which is publishing the

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Mortal Souls Comic Book Optioned

December 5, 2003 Steven Grant has confirmed to ICv2 that independent film producers Chris Moore and Craig Falzone have optioned Mortal Souls, a comic book series written by Grant and published by Avatar. Grant, who is a modern master of the crime comic, has injected supernatural elements into the storyline

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Psycho Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2003 Universal Pictures has optioned DC Comics’ The Psycho, with Circle of Confusion attached to produce. Written by James Hudnall and drawn by Dan Brereton, The Psycho was originally published in 1991 as a three-comic miniseries. The comic book tells the story of a man forced to become

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Criminal Macabre Comic Book Optioned

June 10, 2003 According to today’s Hollywood Reporter MGM has optioned the film rights for Steve Niles’ Dark Horse Comic series, Criminal Macabre. Niles, who will pocket a ‘mid-six against low-seven’ figure payment, previously sold the rights to his Thirty Days of Night series, published by IDW (see ’30 Days

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Area 52 Comic Book Optioned

March 21, 2002 Today’s Hollywood Reporter announced that Casey Silver Productions has optioned Image comic series Area 52 for development as a major motion picture.  Created by Brian (Witchblade) Haberlin and set in a top secret Antarctic warehouse, Image’s 4-issue Area 52 mini-series chronicled the struggles of the ragtag warehouse

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