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Once Our Land Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2018 Scout Comics & Entertainment is excited to announce that Peter Ricq’s ONCE OUR LAND has been optioned by Amber Ripley of Goodbye Productions (ENTANGLEMENT) to develop as an animated feature film. Ricq will adapt with Phil Ivanusic-Vallee. Set in 1830s Germany, Once Our Land is a post-apocalyptic

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Sweet Tooth Comic Book Optioned

November 19, 2018 There’s suddenly a rush to adapt comicbook properties created by Jeff Lemire. With his Black Hammer series part of a deal with Legendary Entertainment, another of his titles, Sweet Tooth is headed to US streaming service Hulu, produced by Robert Downey Jr.’s company. Hap And Leonard creator

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Black Hammer Comic Book Optioned

November 13, 2018 Black Hammer Comic Book Optioned

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Invisibles Comic Book Optioned

November 7, 2018 Grant Morrison is extending his relationship with Universal Cable Productions. The comic book and TV writer and executive producer has signed an overall deal with the studio behind Syfy’s Happy and Brave New World. Under the deal, Morrison will team with the cable-focused studio to develop and

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Survivor’s Club Comic Book Optioned

November 6, 2018 A television series based on the DC/Vertigo series Survivors’ Club is in development for the CW, according to Deadline. Sweet/Vicious writer Jared Frieder is reportedly spearheading the project under Warner Bros. Television, working from the original comic series by writers Lauren Beukes and Dale Halverson, along with

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Kraven’s Last Hunt Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2018 Richard Wenk, writer of Sony’s Kraven the Hunter movie, has revealed he’s currently working on the script – and that the film could even feature Spider-Man. It seems Sony intends to draw upon the famous Kraven’s Last Hunt comic book arc. Venom was something of a gamble for Sony Pictures; could their Spider-Man spinoffs

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Dark Avengers Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2018 The Dark Avengers and Norman Osborn may be assembling as part of the Marvel Studios Phase 4 plans following The Avengers 4. It’s currently rumored that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios had a Dark Avengers script written, but it’s not known if or how along the project

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Long Lost Comic Book Optioned

October 2, 2018 Jenny Klein, a writer/producer who has worked on Jessica Jones and Supernatural, is developing the critically-acclaimed comic Long Lost for television, publisher Scout Comics announced in a press release Tuesday. Long Lost is a haunting story of two estranged sisters who reunite and return to their rural

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The Mall Comic Book Optioned

October 2, 2018 Scout Comics series “The Mall” has been optioned for television by filmmaker Ivan Reitman’s production company Montecito Pictures, according to a press release sent out by the publisher today. The comic, written by Don Handfield (co-creator of the History Channel’s Knightfall) and James Haick III (“Solar Flare“),

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Ice Cream Man Comic Book Optioned

October 1, 2018 Following the success of breakout comedy Happy!, Universal Cable Prods. is adapting another Image Comics property into a TV series. UCP is developing Image Comics’ comic book series Ice Cream Man, which debuted in January. Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete) will write the adaptation. The duo

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Summoner’s War Comic Book Optioned

September 12, 2018 Fan’s of ‘Summoner’s War’ have something incredible to look forward to as it has been revealed that Robert Kirkman of ‘The Walking Dead’ fame is planning on adapting the video game into multiple outlets through his Skybound Entertainment banner. The news comes while fans are still catching

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Eclipse Comic Book Optioned

July 30, 2018 Comic book writer Zack Kaplan is having himself quite the month. Earlier this month his book at AfterShock Comics, The Lost City of Explores, was picked up by Universal Television to develop a television series. Today Deadline is reporting that another one of his comic book titles

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Sly Cooper Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2018 An animated adaptation of the Sly Cooper brand is coming in October 2019 with 52 episodes planned for the show’s first season. It was announced last year that Technicolor Animation Productions would be partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment to create a CG animation of Sly Cooper with

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Stargirl Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2018 One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of San Diego Comic-Con has been the official announcement of a live-action Stargirl television series set to be an exclusive for the DC Universe streaming service. The new show based on the high-flying adventures of young legacy

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Lost City Explorers Comic Book Optioned

July 18, 2018 Less than a month after its debut, and Zack Kaplan and Alvaro Sarraseca’s The Lost City Explorers already has been optioned for television. The AfterShock comics series has been officially picked up by Universal Television to produce the title. Kaplan is attached to the adaptation of the

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Jupiter’s Legacy American Jesus Empress Huck and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter Optioned

July 17, 2018 Last summer, it was announced that streaming giant Netflix had purchased Mark Millar’s comic book company Millarworld, with plans to adapt the writer’s comic books into various TV shows and feature-length films. Today, Netflix announced the five series and movies it’s got in active development and the slate sounds

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Prophet Comic Book Optioned

July 11, 2018 Prophet could be the next creation of Rob Liefeld to get a movie. With Liefeld’s Marvel Comics creation Deadpool having inspired the titular 2016 global box office smash, which globally grossed $783 million, along with this past May’s (currently) $727 million-grossing sequel, the idea of Hollywood delving

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Skyward Comic Book Optioned

July 3, 2018 Skyward comic lands at Sony with director Brad Peyton Variety is reporting that Sony has gained the rights to a new comic book property, Skyward and has already tapped filmmaker Brad Peyton to direct. Creator Joe Henderson, also the current Lucifer showrunner, will both write the adaptation and executive produce

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Animosity Comic Book Optioned

June 29, 2018 Writer Marguerite Bennet and artists Rafael de Latorre’s AfterShock comic book Animosity has been optioned for film by Legendary Entertainment. Animosity tells the story of a world where animals become sentient and gain the ability to speak. Here’s the official log line: “In ANIMOSITY, one day the

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Faith Comic Book Optioned

June 28, 2018 Sony Pictures has decided to move forward with plans to adapt Valiant Comics’ Faith for the big screen. The studio has enlisted American Gods writer Maria Melnik to pen the screenplay for the adaptation. Melnik is credited with writing eight episodes for Starz’s television adaptation of the

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Crowded Comic Book Optioned

June 25, 2018 Rebel Wilson has optioned the rights to Crowded, an upcoming Image Comics book, with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment. Crowded, written by Christopher

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Silk Comic Book Optioned

June 22, 2018 Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a movie adaptation of the Marvel comic Silk, about Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon, which was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. In the comics, Cindy is a student in Peter Parker’s class who also is bitten by a

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Invincible Comic Book Optioned

June 19, 2018 With his first project at Amazon Studios, Robert Kirkman is set to adapt his second most popular comic, Invincible. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to an animated Invincible series, based on the Kirkman and Corey Walkers’s comic series of the same

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Body Bags Comic Book Optioned

May 30, 2018 Dave Bautista has signed on to star in and produce a film adaptation of Jason Pearson’s Body Bags – under the new title of Dogtown, according to Deadline. Bautista will play Mack “Clownface” Delgado, a professional bounty hunter who discovers he has a teenage daughter – and

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Analog Comic Book Optioned

May 22, 2018 Lionsgate has picked up the rights to adapt Image Comics’ cyberpunk dystopian comic series “Analog,” with “John Wick” filmmaker Chad Stahelski attached to direct from a screenplay by Ryan Condal, creator of the USA Network series, “Colony.” “Analog” takes place in the near future, after all internet

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Infidel Comic Book Optioned

May 12, 2018 TriStar Pictures has picked up the rights to Infidel, a horror comic from former DC/Vertigo editor Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Aaron Campbell. Michael Sugar, who won an Oscar for producing Spotlight and is an exec producer on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, will produce the adaptation with Ashley Zalta via

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Swamp Thing Comic Book Optioned

May 3, 2018 The “Swamp Thing” is coming. DC Entertainment has announced plans to adapt the popular comic series — about a swamp-dwelling creature that is part man and part plant, and which roams the marshes of south Louisiana — as a potential live-action TV series, according to The Hollywood

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Failsafe Comic Book Optioned

April 30, 2018 Netflix is activating its Failsafe. Michael B. Jordan is teaming up with Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole to produce Failsafe, an adaptation of the Vault Comics title of the same name. According to a report by Deadline, Jordan is co-producing the adaptation with an eye to

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Heathen Comic Book Optioned

April 26, 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Constantin Film and Prime Universe have teamed to turn the Vault Comic title Heathen into a film with a kickass female Viking warrior protagonist. Script will be written by Kerry Williamson, whose credits include Alex Cross, Netflix’s What Happened to Monday and who’s adapting the fantasy

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East of West and Transhuman Comic Books Optioned

April 19, 2018 Transhuman and East of West have been optioned by Amazon as live-action television series, according to Deadline. Based on the comic book titles written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by J.M. Ringuet and Nick Dragotta respectively, the two adaptations are produced by Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment as

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Injection Comic Book Optioned

April 11, 2018 Universal Cable Productions is looking to adapt Warren Ellis’ latest comic series to the small screen. The studio has optioned Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire’s comic series INJECTION for TV. The comic was first published in 2015 and revolves around a group of highly specialized individuals

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Hiding In Time Comic Book Optioned

March 5, 2018 Hiding in Time may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to things from the archives of Image Comics that should be adapted in live-action form. However, MGM Television has enough interest, and it just optioned the rights to the seemingly forgotten comic book miniseries, with

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Comic Book Optioned

February 20, 2018 It looks like Disney Channel is getting in on some more Marvel fun. According to a brand-new report, the network is working on an animated series focused on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur with one all-star crew. Deadline is reporting that Disney Channels Worldwide is developing the

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Usagi Yojimbo Comic Book Optioned

February 6, 2018 Gaumont has optioned the iconic samurai rabbit comic-book series Usagi Yojimbo from creator, writer and illustrator Stan Sakai, for development into an animated TV series. The project will be co-produced by Gaumont, Sakai, James Wan’s Atomic Monster with Rob Hackett overseeing for the company, and Dark Horse

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Birthright Comic Book Optioned

January 29, 2018 The comic book fantasy series Birthright, produced by Image Comics, is being adapted for the big screen. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the writers of the Despicable Me movies, are set to join forces with Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead) and Kirkman’s own Skybound Entertainment

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SmokeTown Comic Book Optioned

January 16, 2018 Scout Comics and Entertainment is proud to announce that its critically-acclaimed crime/thriller series SMOKETOWN by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (AQUAMAN, POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL) and artist Scott Van Domelen is now in development with writer/director Vaughn Stein. Vaughn’s most recent film, TERMINAL, starring Margot Robbie, Simon

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Kill or be Killed Comic Book Optioned

December 14, 2017 Kill or be Killed Comic Book Optioned While John Wick director Chad Stahelski is already booked to return for the 2019-scheduled John Wick: Chapter 3 and has burgeoning prospects for a movie reboot of Highlander, it appears that a most intriguing comic book movie project in Kill

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Goldie Vance Comic Book Optioned

December 1, 2017 Goldie Vance Comic Book Optioned 20th Century Fox has bought the rights to the BOOM! Studios graphic novel Goldie Vance with Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones teaming up to bring Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’ comic to the screen. Described as a mix between Nancy Drew and Eloise, the book follows

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comic Book Optioned

November 21, 2017 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comic Book Optioned Sabrina is on the move. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, originally put in development at the CW in September as a potential companion to Riverdale, has landed a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order at Netflix. The now-untitled project, based on

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Danger Girl Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2017 Danger Girl Comic Book Optioned Constantin Film acquired rights to the comic book series Danger Girl, and will team with Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films to produce a film and develop a TV show from the property. Constantin’s Robert Kulzer will produce

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Morbius Comic Book Optioned

November 13, 2017 Morbius Comic Book Optioned Sony is looking to expand its Spider-Man shared universe with a film centered on Morbius, the Living Vampire. Power Rangers writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama developed the script, which was submitted to Sony “after a secret development process.” Created by writer Roy Thomas and

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Darkness Visible Comic Book Optioned

November 6, 2017 Darkness Visible Comic Book Optioned The Darkness Visible comic book series by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David is getting the TV series treatment from IDW Entertainment. According to a report from Deadline, IDW will be developing, financing and producing the series. David will serve as executive producer under the Ideate

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Snow Blind Comic Book Optioned

October 31, 2017 Snow Blind Comic Book Optioned Fox has began work developing the BOOM! Studios miniseries Snow Blind by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins as an hour-long drama, reports Deadline. Fox, which co-owns BOOM! Studios, has agreed to a “script commitment plus penalty” for the show under the development

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Nonplayer Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2017 Nonplayer Comic Book Optioned You might not be familiar with Nonplayer right now, but if Legendary does it right, then everybody might know the name “Dana Stevens” in the future. According to Deadline, Legendary has acquired the movie rights to the beautifully drawn comic book series by

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Velvet Comic Book Optioned

October 4, 2017 Velvet Comic Book Optioned Image Comics spy series Velvet is set to become the very first original scripted drama created for the Paramount Network. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) will adapt the series, which comes from the creative team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting,

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Lazarus Comic Book Optioned

September 28, 2017 Lazarus Comic Book Optioned Amazon has set up three high-profile drama series for development: Ringworld, based on Larry Niven’s classic science fiction book; Lazarus, based on the comic book by Greg Rucka (Jessica Jones); and Snow Crash, based on Neal Stephenson’s cult novel. The streaming platform has been ramping up its

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Kill the Minotaur Comic Book Optioned

September 23, 2017 Kill the Minotaur Comic Book Optioned A fresh Image Comics series is getting the silver screen treatment. The Hollywood Reporter announces that Skybound Entertainment, the company operated by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, has joined forced with Universal Pictures to adapt Kill the Minotaur, which just

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Strangers in Paradise Comic Book Optioned

September 13, 2017 Strangers in Paradise Comic Book Optioned Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise has been optioned for a big-screen adaptation, with filmmaker Angela Robinson at the helm. The long-running comic, which will return for a short engagement in 2018 to celebrate its 25th anniversary, centers on three characters: Katchoo,

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Heartthrob Comic Book Optioned

August 28, 2017 Heartthrob Comic Book Optioned Oni Press has announced that Heartthrob by Christopher Sebela, Robert Wilson IV, and Nick Filardi has been optioned by Studio 8 for a potential television series. Heartthrob is the critically acclaimed comic book that mixes romance and heists in a story about second

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Black Comic Book Optioned

August 3, 2017 Black Comic Book Optioned EXCLUSIVE: HBO and Amazon are developing their respective controversial alt-history series Confederate and Black America for the small screen, but Studio 8 is aiming bigger with Black. With its premise of a nation where only African-Americans possess superpowers, the comic series from Black Mask Studios

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Princeless Comic Book Optioned

July 22, 2017 Princeless Comic Book Optioned Sony Pictures has optioned movie rights to the Action Lab Comics series Princeless. Created by Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin, the series follows a young black princess who, instead of waiting for a prince to save her, takes matters into her own hands.

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Mind MGMT Comic Book Optioned

July 17, 2017 Mind MGMT Comic Book Optioned Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions are sticking together. The comic book company has renewed its first-look deal with the studio on the heels of Umbrella Academy‘s recent series order at Netflix. Under the re-upped pact, the two will continue to develop

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Spencer and Locke Comic Book Optioned

July 10, 2017 Spencer and Locke Comic Book Optioned Debuting this past April from Action Lab Entertainment, David Pepose and Jorge Santiago Jr.’s Spencer & Locke made immediate waves in the comic book industry. So much, in fact, that Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh has already optioned the movie rights to the series. “I

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Superman Red Son Comic Book Optioned

June 27, 2017 Superman Red Son Comic Book Optioned It started with an exchange between Mark Millar and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts which saw the latter reveal that Warner Bros. had turned down his pitch for a Superman: Red Son movie but Den of Geek claims to have

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Duke Nukem and Borderlands Comic Books Optioned

June 14, 2017 Duke Nukem and Borderlands Comic Books Optioned Gearbox Software has provided an update on the Borderlands movie while also revealing plans to make a Duke Nukem adaptation. Comic book movies are currently enjoying a renaissance, and next up might be video game movies. It’s no secret that

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The Witcher Comic Book Optioned

May 17, 2017 The Witcher Comic Book Optioned Netflix is developing and producing an English-language TV show based on The Witcher. The franchise started life as a series of fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, before being turned into a number of critically acclaimed video games. Now it’s coming

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Wayward Comic Book Optioned

May 15, 2017 Wayward Comic Book Optioned Jim Zub and Steven Cummings’ Wayward ongoing comic series from Image has been optioned for television by Manga Entertainment, the UK-based co-producer and distributor of several anime franchises such as Ghost in the Shell and Street Fighter Alpha. The blurb here says the series

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The Old Guard Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2017 The Old Guard Comic Book Optioned THR is reporting that Skydance Productions has picked up the rights to Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s new Image Comics series The Old Guard, tapping Rucka to pen a script for the movie adaptation. The Old Guard follows “a small group

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Invincible Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2017 Invincible Comic Book Optioned Comic fans Rogen and Goldberg will write, direct and produce a movie adaptation, with the ‘Walking Dead’ creator also producing. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up with Robert Kirkman to bring the Walking Dead creator’s comic book Invincible to the big

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Archer & Armstrong Comic Book Optioned

March 31, 2017 Archer & Armstrong Comic Book Optioned ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ writer Terry Rossio is also on board for the adaptation of the comic book. Valiant Entertainment, the independent comic publisher behind Harbinger, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar, is continuing its move into movie production. Heat Vision has learned that the

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Batgirl Comic Book Optioned

March 30, 2017 Batgirl Comic Book Optioned Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon. Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe. No other producers are

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The Pro Comic Book Optioned

March 22, 2017 The Pro Comic Book Optioned Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s 2002 graphic novel “The Pro”. The story involves a prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of

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Nightwing Comic Book Optioned

February 23, 2017 Nightwing Comic Book Optioned Warner Bros. is developing a Nightwing standalone film with LEGO Batman director Chris McKay. The announcement comes shortly after revealing War of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will be helming The Batman. McKay is in negotiations to direct the standalone

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Witchblade Comic Book Optioned

January 20, 2017  Witchblade Comic Book Optioned Now that Rob Liefeld’s entire catalog has been optioned, networks are scrambling for the next ’90s property and NBC has settled on Witchblade, by Marc Silvestri, a series which ran from 1995-2015 for 185 issues. The show will be executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) and

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Extreme Universe Comic Book Optioned

January 3, 2017 Extreme Universe Comic Book Optioned About a year ago, a little R-rated comic book movie by the name of Deadpool surprised audiences and critics everywhere with one of the year’s biggest box office performances. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more pleased with the film’s success–and that of

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Bone Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2016 Bone Comic Book Optioned Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince, is adapting Jeff Smith’s beloved fantasy comic book Bone as an animated movie at Warner Bros. The Bone movie will be co-scripted by Osborne and Adam Kline (Artemis Fowl). Warner Bros. obtained

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Avengelyne Comic Book Optioned

November 3, 2016 Avengelyne Comic Book Optioned EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has made a preemptive film rights deal for Avengelyne, with Akiva Goldsman producing with an eye toward directing a thriller revolving around a heroine hatched by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Goldsman, who is currently overseeing the Hasbro movies for Paramount after

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Hacktivist Comic Book Optioned

October 17, 2016 Hacktivist Comic Book Optioned Alyssa Milano’s 2014 graphic novel Hacktivist is heading to the small screen. The CW is developing a drama series adaptation of fast-paced cyber-thriller from the former Mistresses star, Covert Affairs creators/executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, BOOM! Studios and CBS TV Studios.

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Polarity Comic Book Optio

October 6, 2016 Polarity Comic Book Optioned “Polarity,” the BOOM! Studios comic written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis and illustrated by Jorge Coelho, is being developed for television. The news arrived just ahead of New York Comic Con from TheWrap, which reports Fox 21 has acquired the rights the

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Trees Comic Book Optioned

September 26, 2016 Trees Comic Book Optioned NBCUniversal International Studios has optioned rights to Image Comics’ graphic novel series Trees. First published in 2014, the sci-fi works are by comic book writer and New York Times bestselling author Warren Ellis (Red) and illustrator, Jason Howard. Adapting for the screen will

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Black Magick Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2016 Black Magick Comic Book Optioned Groundswell Productions landed the rights to the Eisner Award-winning fantasy cop drama. TV’s comic book invasion continues. Eisner Award-wining author Greg Rucka and illustrator Nicola Scott’s Image Comics title Black Magick is being developed for the small screen, The Hollywood Reporter has

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Mouse Guard Comic Book Optioned

July 18, 2016 Mouse Guard Comic Book Optioned The Boom! graphic novel series featuring mice will get the ‘Jungle Book’ treatment as a CG live-action. Matt Reeves and Gary Whitta are teaming up to adapt the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Mouse Guard. Fox has optioned the best-selling work by David

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Plutona Comic Book Optioned

July 14, 2016 Plutona Comic Book Optioned Heading into Comic-Con, Ken Kao’s company has picked up rights to Jeff Lemire and illustrator Emi Lenox’s comic series. Kao will produce with partner Dan Kao and Addictive Pictures’ Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder under their first-look deal. Plutona is a coming-of-age story

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Aleister Arcane Comic Book Optioned

6-21-16 Aleister Arcane Comic Book Optioned Jim Carrey will star in and executive produce while Eli Roth directs the long-in-development horror movie “Aleister Arcane” for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. “Aleister Aracane,” written by Steven Niles, was first published in 2004 by IDW Comics. Jon Croker will adapt for the screen. Mandeville

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The Kitchen Comic Book Optioned

June 18, 2016 Vertigo, the darker side of DC that has brought us comics and graphic novels like Preacher, iZombie and The Sandman (which either have turned or are being made into into must-see TV and movies), is having another one of its titles adapted for the screen. New Line

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Rising Stars Comic Book Optioned

June 14, 2016 MGM is reportedly developing a film adaptation of J. Michael Straczynski’s (“Babylon 5”) Top Cow series “Rising Stars.” According to Deadline, Straczynski is writing the feature film’s script, with Alex Gartner (“The Bank Job”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”) producing for Atlas Entertainment. Launched in 1999 as

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Surface Tension Comic Book Optioned

June 10, 2016 We don’t have a lot of details just yet, but word has come from Titan Comics that Jay Gunn’s Surface Tension series (published March 2016) has been optioned for TV by Awesome Media & Entertainment! Founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton and co-owned by media veteran Peter Sussman,

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Curse Comic Book Optioned

May 10, 2016 Blumhouse, the company behind films like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, has kind of become the biggest name in horror. Now it’s looking to add to that list of titles by acquiring the rights to the awesome-sounding werewolf comic book series, Curse. Curse was published in

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Irredeemable Comic Book Optioned

May 5, 2016 EXCLUSIVE: Move over, X-Men and Deadpool. 20th Century Fox has tapped into an entirely new superhero universe. The studio has acquired Irredeemable, a Boom! Comics comic book that will be adapted by Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters writer-director Tommy Wirkola as a directing vehicle for Adam McKay. McKay,

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Empress Comic Book Optioned

May 4, 2016 There’s nobody in the comics universe that Hollywood seems to love more than Mark Millar. The genius behind the Civil War arc has so far seen Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass all adapted (with sequels for all three either already released or announced and forthcoming), and his Superman:

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Klaus Comic Book Optioned

May 3, 2016 Is Grant Morrison’s Klaus being optioned for a movie. Possibly if Bleeding Cool is to be believed. Klaus is Grant Morrison’s Santa Year One story featuring the origin of Santa Claus. Copies of Klaus #1 are fairly cheap and can be easily found. A few copies closed

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Shinobi Comic Book Optioned

May 2, 2016 While video games are still struggling to find the cinematic adaptation that will give them the sort of credibility that comic books have received, one thing that’s for sure is that production companies are not letting the lack of success thus far dissuade them from finding new

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American Jesus and Supercrooks Comic Books Optioned

April 26, 2016 “American Jesus” and “Supercrooks” are headed to film. According to Deadline, Waypoint Entertainment has acquired the rights to both properties, which were written by “Kingsman” scribe Mark Millar and drawn by artists Peter Gross and Leinil Francis Yu respectively. Millar — the writer behind “Kick-Ass” and Marvel

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Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K and ROM Comic Books Optioned

April 21, 2016 The plan is for a universe featuring Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM brands. Hasbro’s cinematic universe has assembled its writers room, with a Pulitzer Prize winner, an Eisner-winning comic book author and Marvel Studios scribes among those who will be

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Faster Than Light Comic Book Optioned

April 8, 2016 Skydance Television is developing Faster Than Light, the best-selling augmented reality comic series, for TV. Created by Brian Haberlin, Faster than Light tells the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars, set in the present day. It features an augmented reality app created

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Cloak and Dagger Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2016 Marvel’s long-discussed “Cloak and Dagger” television adaptation has been given a straight-to-series order by Freeform, the cable channel previously known as ABC Family. Variety characterizes the series as a “superhero love story” based on the comic book characters created by Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan. “Cloak

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Cable Comic Book Character Optioned

February 9, 2016 Today, reports hit the web that Fox has greenlit a Deadpool sequel. What ComicBook.com can tell you is that the X-Men character, Cable, will be joining him. We don’t know how large a role Cable will play in the Deadpool sequel, but Colossus plays a fairly significant

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Unfollow Comic Book Optioned

November 17, 2015 ABC is expanding its comic book universe. The broadcast network, already home to Marvel TV, is adapting Vertigo comic book Unfollow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Written and executive produced by The Originals showrunner Michael Narducci, the drama — which has received a script commitment from the network

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Mantis character Optioned for GOTG 2 Movie

October 29, 2015 Deadline is reporting that Pom Klementieff will play Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel is still officially keeping the French actress’s role a secret, but Deadline claims to have been told by inside sources that half-Vietnamese, half-German superhero, with psychic powers and martial arts

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Butterfly Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2015 Channel 4 has optioned the rights to Arash Amel’s Butterfly series from BOOM! Studios with Bo Odar (Sleepless Night) set to direct the pilot. The comic series was co-scripted by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Antonio Fuso. Butterfly is a globe-trotting geopolitical thriller, set against the backdrop of

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Hack/Slash Comic Book Optioned

October 15, 2015 Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli’s Image Comics series “Hack/Slash” is in development as a television series at Relativity Television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Hitman” scribe Skip Woods is on board to pen the script. The comic series follows Cassie Hack, a young woman who survived a

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X-Men Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2015 It’s hard to imagine Marvel ever getting the X-Men feature film rights back from FOX, but that doesn’t mean they’re out of the X game entirely. The two companies have just announced a pair of television shows set in the X-Men universe. The first will be called Legion and has been ordered to

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Battle Angel Alita Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2015 Filmmaking giants James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are teaming up for a Western adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rodriguez is in negotiations to direct the film, while Cameron and partner Jon Landau will produce. The adaptation, titled Alita: Battle Angel, will follow

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Z-Men Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 Lionsgate is teaming with comic book publisher Double Take to turn the zombie-themed graphic novel Z-Men into a movie. Written by creator Jeff McComsey, Z-Men is the flagship title from Double Take, the comic book arm of video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive Software. The graphic

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Skin Trade Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 Skin Trade, the World Fantasy Award-winning werewolf noir novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, has been picked by Cinemax. Martin revealed on his “Not A Blog” that Cinemax, sister network to Game of Thrones’ home HBO, has ordered a pilot script: I am very excited

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The Boys Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 The site formerly known as Badass Digest is reporting that Seth Rogen is keen on bringing another Garth Ennis property to TV.  The Boys, a 2006-2012 comic series from Ennis and artist Darick Robertson is reportedly the next gritty, ultra-violent comic book series Rogen wants to adapt

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Batman: Killing Joke Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2015 At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Batman: The Killing Joke would be one of the next animated movies from DC Comics and Warner Bros.. Tonight at the Batman: Bad Blood panel at New York Comic-Con we got word from producer James Tucker that Warner Bros. gave

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The Woods Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2015 James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ BOOM! Studios series “The Woods,” which follows the students and staff of a prep school after they are transported to another planet, is headed to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Cable Productions has secured the rights to adapt the

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Justice League Dark Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2015 Despite the departure of Guillermo Del Toro, it’s now apparent that the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK adaptation, otherwise known as DARK UNIVERSE, is moving forward under the guide of Scott Rudin. Del Toro is still staying on as a producer, though he’ll no longer direct. Sources confirm that

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Clone Comic Book Optioned

October 5, 2015 Universal is developing a feature film adaptation of David Schulner’s Image Comics series “Clone,” according to The Tracking Board. David Alpert of Skybound Entertainment will produce along with Bryan Furst and Sean Furst of Furst Films. Peter Cramer will oversee for Universal. “Clone,” a 20-issue comic series

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Watchmen Comic Book Optioned

October 2, 2015 The superhero boom is about to come full circle. Though 2008’s Iron Man is generally held as the first great comic book movie of the current period (Batman Begins doesn’t count, because while it’s a superhero movie, it’s about a million miles away from being a comic book

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Weaveworld Comic Book Optioned

September 22, 2015 Author and horror icon Clive Barker is going from raising hell to developing a television series as he’ll be adapting his 1987 horror/fantasy novel “Weaveworld” into a modern-day drama for The CW. As reported by Deadline, the writer and filmmaker will executive produce the series written by

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Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Comic Books Optioned

September 17, 2015 Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are developing a feature film centering on the popular DC Comics duo of Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle, according to The Tracking Board — and helming the project as director and executive producer is one of the studio’s television juggernauts: Greg

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Moon Knight, Punisher, Deathlok and Spider-woman Comic Books Optioned

September 15, 2015 An unnamed source “close” to the situation has informed us that for Marvel’s next slate of Netflix shows, they’re going dark – very dark. The source says that in 2018/2019, you can expect the following shows for Netflix: 2018: Moon Knight with Bushman as the main villain 2018:

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Blood Brothers Comic Book Optioned

August 28, 2015 Blood Brothers is a blood-sucking bromance about two vampires named Nick and Tree (yes, Tree) who have been best friends for a thousand years. A vampire midlife crisis is threatening to tear these platonic life-mates apart, but they’re brought back together to save the world when it’s

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Protocol Orphans Comic Book Optioned

August 19, 2015 Fox is developing Protocol Orphans, a drama series based on BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel co-created by actor Peter Facinelli. Amanda Segel (Person of Interest) will write the TV adaptation of Facinelli’s comic. 20th Century Fox TV and producing with Boom! Studios under the graphic novel publisher’s first-look deal with

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Red Comic Book Optioned

August 14, 2015 2010’s Red (Retired & Extremely Dangerous) was a sleeper hit, but the 2013 sequel fell asleep at the box office. So, instead of making a third film producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian have chosen to adapt Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book for the

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Herald Lovecraft and Tesla Comic Book Optioned

July 17, 2015 Action Lab has announced that Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have secured the screen rights to the comic book series Herald from writer John Reilly, and artists Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks. Herald tells the story of Nikola Tesla, whose experiments with time travel thrust him ahead

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Postal and Think Tank Comic Books Optioned

July 13, 2015 I was given some pretty awesome information last night from a rock solid source. This was information overheard at SDCC. I was told that Matt Hawkins properties Think Tank and Postal have been optioned under the Universal/Legendary deal to turn Fanboy Film material into TV shows and FILM.

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Roche Limit Comic Book Optioned

July 9, 2015  Roche Limit is set in a space colony that has devolved into a melting pot of criminal factions. Sci-fi comic Roche Limit is heading to the big screen. Heavy Metal, the media company that began life as the venerable fantasy magazine, has optioned the movie rights to

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Kill Shakespeare, El Pantera, The Machine Comic Books Optioned

July 8, 2015  Warren Ellis adapting El Pantera as Universal Cable, Syfy also taking on The Machine. The studio has also optioned IDW Publishing comic ‘Kill Shakespeare’ as it continues to make a big genre push. Universal Cable Productions is continuing its massive genre push, announcing three new projects ahead

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Umbrella Academy, Concrete, Harrow County Dark Horse Comic Books Optioned

July 7, 2015 Universal Cable Productions today announced a first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment, one of the most storied publishers in comics. The deal announced today will focus on developing and producing scripted programming from their extensive comic book library as well as new material. Discussions for the deal

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RASL Comic Book Optioned

June 30, 2015 Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have brought in former AMC executive Owen Shiflett as new head of television. He will shepherd TV development and production under Parkes + MacDonald’s first-look deal with Universal TV. One of the first projects Parkes, MacDonald and Shiflett are exploring is a TV drama

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Hawkgirl Comic Book Character Getting her own tv series

June 29, 2015 While Ciare Renee will be portraying the legendary DC Comics character of Hawkgirl in the upcoming The CW series ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ recently Spoiler TV came out with another surprise for them on this network, which has been producing one comic book-based show after another. A report

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Thunder Agents Comic Book Optioned

June 25, 2015 A major movie and television announcement based on a longstanding comic book universe is hitting Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. And it’s not the Marvel Universe. As Marvel skips out on the Comic-Con festivities, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents franchise is poised to make a massive

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Imagine Agents Comic Book Optioned

June 23, 2015 After starring in a movie about comic book movies, Michael Keaton is now developing an actual comic book movie. The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Birdman in which he played an actor trying to escape his comic book hero past, is

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Wolverine Old Man Logan Comic Book Optioned

June 23, 2015  Hugh Jackman plans to go out with a bang in his last reprisal of his signature Wolverine role. Its been confirmed that ‘Wolverine 3’ will be the last movie that the actor dons the claws in, however fans still don’t know what comic book story the studio

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Southern Bastards Comic Book Optioned

June 18, 2015 Jason Aaron and Jason LaToyr’s Southern Bastards has been optioned and will be developed as a one-hour drama at FX, reports Deadline. The series, which debuted last year at Image Comics, centers on the power struggle between the son of a former sheriff in a small town in

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Lumberjanes Comic Book Optioned

May 29, 2015 Boom Studios’ Lumberjanes is being made into a big-screen feature film. What’s Lumberjanes? It’s a comic book created by women, written and drawn by women, and starring an all-female cast. The Lumberjanes are a group of five girls at a scouting summer camp (“…for Hardcore Lady Types”)

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Wicked and Divine Comic Book Optioned

May 29, 2015 On the heels of The Wicked + The Divine comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson landing three Eisner Award nominations, including best new series, the breakout books are headed to TV. Universal Television has optioned the rights to the property for Matt Fraction and

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Comic Book Optioned for TV

May 26, 2015 20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with John Davis on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner. Jayson Rothwell has been hired to write “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the

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Johnny Quest Live Action Movie in the Works

May 26, 2015 Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise. The studio has set Robert Rodriguez to direct the film, and he and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the

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Empire of The Dead Comic Book Optioned

May 21, 2015 Demarest, which backed “A Most Wanted Man” and Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” is developing a TV adaptation of George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead,” a 15-issue graphic novel published by Marvel Comics. The production-finance company made the announcement Thursday at Cannes. The series will be written by Romero

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New Mutants Comic Book Optioned

May 13, 2015 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” film franchise is expanding — Josh Boone is signed to direct and co-write “The New Mutants,” sharing a title with the Marvel comic that first debuted in 1982. “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited

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Infinite Horizon Comic Book Optioned

May 5, 2015 Warner Bros. has preemptively picked up The Infinite Horizon, a package that includes the rights to the miniseries from Image Comics as well as a script by Ryan Condal. Greg Berlanti, the wunderkind writer and producer behind such TV shows as Arrow, The Flash and Brothers & Sisters,

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Mayday Comic Book Optioned

April 30, 2015 Imperative Entertainment, the company run by Heroes creator Tim Kring as well as Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Zak Kadison, has optioned the rights to Mayday, the new comic book from Black Mask Studios. The company intends to adapt the material for a scripted TV series. The Imperative

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Bloodshot, Harbinger Comic Books Optioned

April 21, 2015 Valiant Entertainment has officially signed on with Sony Pictures, entering a five-picture deal that will bring a Valiant Cinematic Universe to life. Valiant’s cinematic universe will officially begin in 2017 with a Bloodshot solo film directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. A Harbinger film will hit after

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Jupiter’s Legacy Comic Book Optioned

April 8, 2015  Jupiter’s Legacy is the latest Mark Millar co-creation to get optioned for a feature film adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, film mogul Lorenzo di Bonaventura has optioned the comic book series by Millar and co-creator/artist Frank Quitely. This would be di Bonaventura’s second partnership with Millar,

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Amped Comic Book Optioned

April 7, 2015  “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke will write a new comic book miniseries for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, as well as develop a TV series adaptation of the property for USA Network, Variety has learned exclusively. “Amped,” a six-issue monthly comic book miniseries, will debut in fall 2015. The

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X-Men’s Jubilee Comic Book Character Optioned

March 25, 2015  Add another mutant to the “X-Men: Apocalypse” cast: The film’s director, Bryan Singer, has revealed via Instagram that Lana Condor has been cast in the 2016 feature as Jubilee, a character well known to X-fans for her role in both the comics and the 1990s animated series.

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Lazarus Comic Book Optioned

March 24, 2015  Ever since AMC found massive success with “The Walking Dead”, it seems that every cable network has been eager to obtain the rights to their own “third party” comic book based show. Now, another well known Image Comics series is set to be adapted to the small

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I Kill Giants Comic Book Optioned

March 23, 2015  The adaptation of the award-winning Young Adult comic book will be directed by Oscar winner Anders Walter. I Kill Giants, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, is headed to the big screen, with news Monday that Academy Award winner Anders Walter’s adaptation will

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Disciples Comic Book Optioned

March 20, 2015  Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven is teaming up with comic book author Steve Niles to bring an adaptation of The Disciples to the small screen. Universal Cable Productions is currently in the process of picking up the rights to Steve Niles’ The Disciples, which won’t be published

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Chrononauts Comic Book Optioned

March 19, 2015   Although the first issue of the new comic book series only hit the shelf this week, Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s Chrononauts is already being planned for a feature film adaptation. Variety reports that Universal Pictures has acquired the big screen rights to the time travel

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Crash Ryan Comic Book Optioned

March 19, 2015   It looks like yet another Marvel Comics property will soon be making its way to the big screen in what will surely be a magnificent montage of monstrosity. The title of said property? Feel free to start mental drumrolls… Crash Ryan! Are those crickets I’m imagining hearing?

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Sex Criminals Comic Book Optioned

February 25, 2015  According to an exclusive from Deadline, everybody’s favorite comic-book writing couple is making the jump to television thanks to a new two year deal between their production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, and Universal TV. Presumably their celebrated work with Marvel (Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble) will not be eligible for

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Legend of Zelda Optioned

February 6, 2015  Netflix is bringing Nintendo’s flagship fantasy adventure series The Legend of Zelda to television with a live action series. According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is describing the series as “Game of Thrones for the family audience.” Nintendo luminary Shigeru Miyamoto created the The Legend of

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Lucifer Comic Book Optioned

February 5, 2015  When it comes to comic book television, each of the major broadcast networks has their own offering for the fans. In Fox’s case, they have had enormous success with the Batman prequel Gotham, so much so that the network recently ordered a second season. With their procedural

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Descender Comic Book Optioned

January 30, 2015  Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it acquired the feature film rights to Descender, the forthcoming comic book series from New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire and New York Times bestselling comic artist Dustin Nguyen. Josh Bratman will produce the film with Lemire and Nguyen attached

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Vixen Comic Book Character getting her own animated show

January 11, 2015  Last year, The CW officially got into the superhero shared universe business with the fall premiere of The Flash. Just a couple of months later, the network scored record ratings for sister show Arrow with a major crossover event, meaning more DC heroes are almost certainly on their way to the

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Ghost In The Shell Optioned

January 6, 2015 One of the greatest animes ever has got a new star, with Scarlett Johansson signing on for a big screen, live action remake of Ghost in the Shell. The sci-fi series follows a specialist unit of the Japanese police force dedicated to technological crimes: hackers, viruses, robots,

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Marksmen Comic Book Optioned

December 9, 2014 Post-apocalyptic comic series Marksmen is eyeing a jump to the screen via Benderspink and Benaroya Pictures, who are teaming to produce a feature adaptation of the action-thriller saga. Marksmen takes place in a dystopian future America where civil war over oil resources has left New San Diego

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Fly Comic Book Optioned

November 26, 2014 Fly, a creator owned comic book by Raven Gregory drawn by Eric J and published by Zenescope, has been optioned by Fox Television. Fly is the story of a drug that gives people the power to fly, and the insatiable desire of those who use it to

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Drafted Comic Book Optioned

November 25, 2014 Deadline has reported that Benderspink Productions has finalized a deal to develop “Drafted,” a military sci-fi series originally published by Devil’s Due in 2007. The series, written by Mark Powers, ran for twelve issues and featured art from Chris Lie and Rebekah Isaacs. The comic depicted Earth’s

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Deep State, The Rinse Comic Books Optioned

November 24, 2014 Boom! Studios just entered the increasingly-crowded comic book television area, selling two comics series to 20th Century FOX TV for adaptations. Boom! originals “Deep State” and “The Rise” are heading to the small screen, Deadline reports. “Deep State,” a new comic series created and written by Justin

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Global Emergency Comic Book Optioned

November 21, 2014 Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency graphic novel is becoming a Warner Bros TV show… Television shows adapted from comics have gone from having a touch of outsider status to becoming the hottest programs around. Until the massive wave of film-to-TV projects hits, comic books are the biggest trend

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Cowboy Ninja Viking Comic Book Optioned

November 19, 2014 Headlining one major comic adaptation isn’t enough for Chris Pratt. The Guardians of the Galaxy star is now slated for the cinematic take on Image’s Cowboy Ninja Viking. Never heard of it? Never mind — most hadn’t heard of Guardians at first, either. The film, produced by Universal,

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From Hell Comic Book Optioned

November 17, 2014 Cable network FX is developing a dramatic television series based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell, a graphic novel about Jack The Ripper. It was previously adapted into a 2001 feature film by 20th Century Fox that starred Johnny Depp, Heather Graham and Robbie Coltrane.

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Godkiller Comic Book Optioned

November 7, 2014 Godkiller, the post-apocalyptic comic series from Black Mask Studios, is hurtling toward the screen as a new trilogy of animated features that will be self-financed and produced by the upstart publisher and transmedia co. The saga of a teenage orphan and an escaped slavegirl journeying through a

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Gambit Comic Book Optioned

October 31, 2014 In a move that makes official that the X-Men character Gambit is getting his own spinoff movie with Channing Tatum as the card-savvy protagonist, Fox has set Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay. The studio has officially attached Tatum as star, and to produce with

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Captain Marvel Comic Book Optioned

October 28, 2014

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Inhumans Comic Book Optioned

October 28, 2014

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Infinity War Comic Book Optioned

October 28, 2014

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Dark Matter Comic Book Optioned

October 15, 2014 Continuing it’s spree of picking up comic book properties, SyFy has acquired Dark Matter for a limited television run on the network. Dark Matter is based on the four-issue Dark Horse series from Stargate writers Paul Mullie and Joseph Moalozzi, and artist Garry Brown. The story was

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Civil War Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2014 Marvel never fail to surprise us, and Variety are reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is about to sign a deal which will bring Civil War (or at least the start of it) to the big screen in Captain America 3. The site reveals that the movie will

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Wytches Comic Book Optioned

October 10, 2014 Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions and New Regency have acquired rights to the new comic book Wytches, which just debuted at New York Comic Con, for a feature adaptation. The story, created by Eisner-winning writer Scott Snyder and illustrated by Jock, follows Charles Rooks, a father who

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The Other Dead Comic Book Optioned

October 10, 2014 Animal Planet has announced that it’s optioned The Other Dead, the IDW comic book about a world where a zombie virus appears that only infects (non-human) animals. Sure, it sounds a little goofy at first, but consider how completely screwed you’d be if you were attacked by

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Cobb Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2014 Beau Smith’s Secret Service drama Cobb is being developed for television through a first-look deal between IDW Entertainment and eOne Television. Thania St. John (Covert Affairs) is writing the pilot and will serve as the showrunner. Cobb is a conspiracy thriller following Frank Cobb, a top ranking

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Zombie Broadway Comic Book Optioned

September 26, 2014 (CBR) Eurythmics member and record producer Dave Stewart will begin production on a film adaptation of his Virgin Comics graphic novel “Zombie Broadway,” Deadline reports. Described as a “horror musical,” “Zombie Broadway” lives up to the promise of its eye-catching title: usical theater actors fight off waves

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Deadpool Comic Book Optioned

September 19, 2014 Twentieth Century Fox just announced that Deadpool is coming in 2016. You did it, fans! Reynolds is not signed but is expected to. Miller is still going to direct with a release date set for February 12, 2016, which means production will begin early next year. It also means Deadpool hits

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Teen Titans Comic Book Optioned

September 11, 2014 If some comic book fans have felt that in this world of blockbuster heroes marching to the big screen and TV networks everywhere, the sidekicks and successors are being left out in the cold, we’ve got some good news. It looks like a few supporting characters are

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Breath of Bones Comic Book Optioned

August 13, 2014 Breath Of Bones, A Tale of the Golem Authors/Illustrators: Steve Niles, Dave Wachter and Matt Santoro Synopsis: A British plane crashes in a Jewish village and sparks a Nazi invasion. Using clay and mud from the river, villagers bring to life a giant monster to battle for

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The Foundation Comic Book Optioned

August 9, 2014 The Foundation, created by Kody Chamberlain, is the second movie set up between Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox. Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snow White And The Huntsman) is attached to adapt the graphic novel. The story, originally published in 2008, is about stopping the

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Five Ghosts, Night Mary Comic Books Optioned

July 23, 2014 Universal Cable Productions has revealed today that they’ve partnering up with IDW Entertainment to bring the comics Night Mary and Five Ghosts to television. In addition, they’ve signed award-winning writer Warren Ellis to develop his first original TV project with Gale Anne Hurd and Valhalla Entertainment of

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Zero Comic Book Optioned

July 18, 2014 Ales Kot and Michael Walsh’s Image Comics series, Zero, is headed to television, according to a Hollywood Reporter interview with Kot. The Zero comic book series is an espionage thriller with an experimental bend, telling it’s story through a non-linear narrative. “The TV series is not the

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Archer & Armstrong Comic Book Optioned

July 14, 2014 It appears as though Valiant Entertainment could be joining the likes of Marvel and DC on the big screen. Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong is reportedly being adapted into a film. A reliable source told Ain’t It Cool News the script is completed and that Valiant has given

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Age of Heroes Comic Book Optioned

July 12, 2014 Bryan Singer adds another comic book movie to his busy schedule. Off the back of his latest X-Men movie’s success, Bryan Singer has now added another comic book movie to his busy schedule. Age Of Heroes. Bryan Singer will undoubtedly be very busy over the next year

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Malignant Man Comic Book Optioned

June 17, 2014 Fox has acquired rights to Malignant Man, a graphic novel created three years ago by James Wan, who’ll develop it with an eye to direct. Wan helmed the first Saw film, launched the Insidious and The Conjuring fright franchises and is currently directing Fast & Furious 7

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Rat Queens Comic Book Optioned

June 13, 2014 After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures plan to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series. The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens —

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Watson and Holmes Comic Book Optioned

June 7, 2014 New Paradigm Studios announced today that the series has been optioned and will be developed as a live-action property at Feather Films. No further infirmation was available as of this writing. The message went out to Kickstarter backers who funded a Watson and Holmes print edition back in 2013 (previously,

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Planetoid Comic Book Optioned

May 13, 2014 Revelations Entertainment has just snatched the rights to the sci-fi comic book series PLANETOID. The series is based on a Han Solo- type character that crash lands in a strange planetary system and must lead an uprising amidst a futuristic population. Producers are currently meeting with writers

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Mouse Guard Comic Book Optioned

May 10, 2014 Reports confirm that Fox has acquired the rights to adapt the comic book series MOUSE GUARD for the big screen. The animated film will follow a brotherhood of sentient mouse warriors who band together to fight against evil. Boom! Studios is also attached, and producers are currently

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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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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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